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  • Introduced
    Jun 01, 2023
  • Passed House
  • Passed Senate
  • Signed into Law
HB 524
Alabama House Bill
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Relating to child custody; to amend Sections 30-3-1, 30-3-150, 30-3-151, 30-3-152, 30-3-153, and 30-3-157 of the Code of Alabama 1975, and to add Section 30-3-158 to the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to child custody; to remove existing code language that provides for custody of a child to be granted to a husband in cases of abandonment by the wife only after the child reaches seven years of age; to provide further for the policy of this state regarding child custody; to provide further for definitions; to provide that there is a rebuttable presumption that joint custody is in the best interest of the child, which can be overcome only by evidence; to establish factors for a court to consider when determining any custody arrangement other than joint custody; to require a parenting plan and to authorize the court to establish a parenting plan in certain situations; to specify remedies when a party fails to adhere to certain provisions in a parenting plan; to set requirements for the modification of physical custody in certain circumstances; to allow a parent to file a petition for temporary relief if he or she believes joint custody is not in the best interest of the child; to provide certain remedies if an unsupported or bad faith petition for temporary relief is filed; and to provide that nothing in this act shall be construed to limit domestic or family abuse provisions of the law. (Judiciary)
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House • Jun 01, 2023: Introduced and Referred (Judiciary)
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  • Jun 01, 2023 | House
    • Read First Time in House of Origin
    • Introduced and Referred (Judiciary)
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