2010 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates McConkey and Schuler
Children - Joint Legal Custody and Equal Parenting Time - Preference


Requiring a court in specified child custody proceedings to first consider an award of joint legal custody and physical custody for approximately equal periods of time for each parent; authorizing a court that does not find that award appropriate to order a disposition it finds appropriate for the circumstances; and providing that the Act does not preclude the court's consideration of other provisions of law, including provisions providing protection from domestic violence.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8

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 Statute:

Family Law
( 9-109 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered