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2016 Regular Session



Child Custody - Rebuttable Presumption of Joint Custody

Sponsored by:

Delegate Carter


In the House - Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Creating a rebuttable presumption in child custody proceedings that joint custodial arrangements are in the best interests of a child; authorizing a court to consider specified factors when determining the best interests of the child; authorizing the court to award sole custody when joint a custodial arrangement is determined by a preponderance of evidence not to be in the best interests of the child; requiring the court to enter specified information on the record; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Carter, Cluster, Jalisi, Rey, and C. Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0962
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Child Custody
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Family Law

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