senate Bill S949

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the presumption in matrimonial proceedings of awarding shared parenting of minor children

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S949 - Details

Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 240, add §240-d, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4281
2009-2010: S6968

S949 - Summary

Establishes the presumption in matrimonial proceedings for awarding shared parenting of minor children in the absence of an allegation that shared parenting would be detrimental to the best interests of the child; establishes an order of preference in awarding custody; defines shared parenting and parenting plan.

S949 - Sponsor Memo

S949 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   949

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to  establishing
  a  presumption  of  shared  parenting of minor children in matrimonial
  proceedings

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that it is the public policy of the state to assure minor chil-
dren have frequent and continuing contact with both  parents  after  the
parents have separated or dissolved their marriage and that it is in the
public  interest  to encourage parents to share the rights and responsi-
bilities of child-rearing in order to effectuate  this  policy.  At  the
outset  and  thereafter,  in  any proceeding where there is at issue the
custody of a minor child, the court may,  during  the  pendency  of  the
proceeding or at any time thereafter, make such order for the custody of
minor  children  as may seem necessary or proper. The provisions of this
act establish a presumption, affecting the burden of proof, that  shared
parenting is in the best interests of minor children.
  S  2.  Subdivision (a) of section 70 of the domestic relations law, as
amended by chapter 457 of the laws  of  1988,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)   Where a minor child is residing within this state, either parent
may apply to the supreme court for a writ of habeas corpus to have  such
minor  child  brought  before such court; and on the return thereof, the
court, on due consideration, [may] SHALL award the natural guardianship,
charge and custody of such child to [either parent] BOTH PARENTS, IN THE
ABSENCE OF AN ALLEGATION THAT SUCH SHARED PARENTING WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL
TO SUCH CHILD, for such time, under such regulations  and  restrictions,
and  with  such  provisions and directions, as the case may require, and

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

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