Non-Custodial Parents Legislation Advances

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Published on March 25 2014 1:58 pm
Last Updated on March 25 2014 8:15 pm
Written by Millie Lange

A bill created to increase the time non-custodial parents spend with their children is headed to the state House.

The measure passed in committee on Monday. The legislation would give parents going through a divorce 90 days to setup their parent-sharing plan before the court gets involved.

When the court takes the divorce case, a judge must award the non-custodial parent 35 percent of parenting time, if he or she is declared fit.