senate Bill S1230

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the parent-mediation program for child custody disputes

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S1230 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3986
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5-B §§79 - 79-e, amd §240, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1473, A1421
2009-2010: S244, A331

S1230 - Summary

Creates the parent-mediation program for child custody disputes; requires parents, who were in a dispute over the custody of their child or children, to participate in a court sponsored mediation program; provides that the mediator would be responsible for submitting the results of the process to the court, which in turn would enter an appropriate custody and support order.

S1230 - Sponsor Memo

S1230 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1230

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation  to  the  estab-
  lishment  and  use  of  a  parent-mediation  program for child custody
  disputes

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

  Section 1. The domestic relations law is amended by adding a new arti-
cle 5-B to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 5-B
           PARENT-MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES
SECTION 79. PURPOSE.
        79-A. DEFINITIONS.
        79-B. RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDIATION SERVICES.
        79-C. MEDIATION PROCESS.
        79-D. TRAINING,  CONTINUING  EDUCATION,  AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRE-
                MENTS FOR MEDIATORS AND MEDIATION SUPERVISORS.
        79-E. ETHICS.
  S 79. PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PROVIDE  A  MEDIATION
PROGRAM TO PARENTS WHO ARE IN DISPUTE OVER THE CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILD OR
CHILDREN.
  S 79-A. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "COURT"  SHALL MEAN ANY COURT OF THIS STATE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER AN
ORDER OF CUSTODY AND/OR SUPPORT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  2. "MEDIATOR" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS GIVEN IN SUBDIVISION  TWO
OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-NINE-A OF THE JUDICIARY LAW.
  3.  "MEDIATION  SUPERVISOR"  SHALL  MEAN A MEDIATOR WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN
DIRECT SUPERVISION OVER ONE OR MORE OTHER MEDIATORS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00145-01-3

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