assembly Bill A6457

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes numerous modifications to provisions of various laws relating to the family court act and child custody matters

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May 28, 2014 held for consideration in judiciary
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Apr 01, 2013 referred to judiciary

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A6457 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Dom Rel L, generally; amd ยงยง358-a, 384-a, 384-b, 398, 398-d, 111-h & 111-b, Soc Serv L; amd Fam Ct Act, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4559
2011-2012: A6690
2015-2016: A5676
2017-2018: A6054
2019-2020: A6608

A6457 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes numerous modifications to provisions of various laws relating to child custody matters; provides for shared parenting custody; provides for parenting time rather than visitation; provides for mediation and counseling in matrimonial actions involving children (view more) establishes sanctions for interference with parenting time; provides for equality in the burden of child support between parents; bases child support on net income exclusive of income and FICA taxes; provides that child support ceases at age 18; requires contract support collection agents to be audited; deals with DNA evidence when question of paternity; increases parental access to information.

A6457 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6457

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KOLB, CROUCH, FINCH, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M. of A.   GIGLIO, HAWLEY, JORDAN -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to  establishing
  a  presumption  of  shared  parenting of minor children in matrimonial
  proceedings; to amend the domestic relations law, the social  services
  law  and  the family court act, in relation to changing the denotation
  of visitation to parenting time; to amend the domestic relations  law,
  in  relation to matrimonial actions involving custody of children; and
  in relation to the obligations of child support; to amend  the  social
  services  law,  in  relation  to  audits  of support collection fiscal
  agents; to amend the family court act,  in  relation  to  opening  all
  family court proceedings to the public; to amend the family court act,
  in  relation to the review of evidence; to amend the family court act,
  in relation to DNA evidence when question of paternity; to  amend  the
  domestic relations law, in relation to parental access to information;
  and  to  amend  the  family  court act and the social services law, in
  relation to the payment of child support

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby
finds that, in cases of child custody, the court's paramount concern  is
always  the  best  interests  of the child. Shared parenting, where both
parents share as equally as possible in the legal responsibility, living
experience, and physical care of the child, has been found to be in  the
child's  best interests in certain circumstances. Where the relationship
between the parent and child is  free  from  domestic  violence,  abuse,
neglect  and other harmful circumstances, shared parenting is beneficial
to both parent and child. This legislation seeks to encourage courts and
interested parties to work towards the goal of shared parenting whenever
practical and when in the best interests of the child.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09120-02-3

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