|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2009||referred to judiciary|
assembly Bill A3252
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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A3252 (ACTIVE) - Details
A3252 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the child custody reform act to provide uniform statewide standards for the litigation and mediation of child custody, parenting and support disputes; provides for an initial planning conference between the judge and all parties to attempt a settlement; provides for mediation unless the court finds that the dispute is not suitable for mediation; requires the chief administrator of the courts to establish plans for the conduct of administration of the mediation and preparation of evaluation reports.
A3252 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3252 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 23, 2009 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the child custody and support decision-making process THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "child custody reform act". S 2. Declaration of purposes. The legislature hereby finds and declares that it is in the best interests of a child whose parents are in dispute over his or her custody that: Parents resolve their dispute as expeditiously as possible in a child- centered manner; Parents be encouraged to recognize the continuing interest that each has in the welfare of their child and resolve any differences they may have concerning custody, parenting and child support obligations prior to engaging in the adversarial process; Courts undertake an active role in promoting parental settlements in custody, parenting and child support disputes, and in educating parents about the needs of their child resulting from divorce or separation; The child centered mediation process, in suitable cases, is an appro- priate way to help parents resolve child custody, parenting and child support disputes; Mediation of custody, parenting and child support disputes should be conducted in collaboration with the courts, in a safe environment, by well-trained, experienced mediators during which the parents attempt to plan cooperatively for the welfare of their child; and Uniform statewide standards for mediation should be formulated in order to ensure the safety, quality and usefulness of the mediation process to the court as well as to the parents, and to assure compliance EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05314-01-9
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