Friday, May 1, 2009

The Indiana Lawyer Article on Joint Custody

The Indiana Lawyer gives the joint custody issue attention in Custody concerns Lawmakers support measure calling for joint legal custody in paternity actions.

Glad to see the General Assembly acknowledging that paternity cases are changing:

In House Bill 1511, the legislation would create a statutory set of factors for judges to consider in deciding legal custody in paternity actions. State law currently gives only mothers legal custody for children born out of wedlock, and this bill would modernize Indiana law to reflect how many couples choose to live together and plan or have a family without getting married. It mirrors the conditions in Indiana Code § 31-17-2-15 involving child custody actions.
Thanks to Michael Hoskins for the quotes. I was more than a bit surprised that I talked quite that much.

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