2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dumais, McComas, Doory, Eckardt, Elmore, Feldman, Haddaway, Jones, Kelly, Lee, Myers, Smigiel, Valderrama, Vallario, and Waldstreicher
Family Law - Child Custody Determinations


Specifying the procedures for court determinations of legal and physical custody of minor children; requiring the court, in any proceeding between parents in which the custody of a child is raised as an issue, to make a determination as to legal and physical custody of the child; authorizing the court to award specified types of legal or physical custody; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Custody
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 9-101 , 9-101.1 , 9-101.2 , 9-501 , 9-502 , 9-503 , 9-504 , 9-505 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered