Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Equal Parenting Presumption Under Proposed Kansas Bill

From The Lawrence Journal World:

— A Kansas legislative committee heard passionate testimony Tuesday from people both for and against a bill that would require courts to order shared custody and parenting of children in most divorce cases.

Senate Bill 257 would create a presumption in divorce cases that children of the couple would spend roughly equal time with each parent, unless the parties have agreed to another parenting plan in advance.

Judges would be allowed to order other arrangements only if there is "clear and convincing evidence" that an equal-time arrangement would not be in the best interests of the child.

Read more here.

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