Bill would require divorced parents to notify each other when moving - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Valley And State

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Bill would require divorced parents to notify each other when moving

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:15 pm

Divorced parents would need to let each other know ahead of time of a planned move under the terms of legislation given preliminary House approval Tuesday.

Current law permits a parent who has custody of a child to move up to 100 miles away pretty much at will. SB 1038 does away with any sort of “safe” move but says it is presumed that a move of less than 10 miles will have no significant impact on the child.

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, said the legislation sets up a system to ensure that parents are not only notified but given an opportunity to object.

That would allow a judge to look at various factors. These include how a move might affect the other spouse's parenting time and ability to have a relationship with the child to whether the move is really designed to give one parent a financial advantage in a fight over child support.

Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix, said she fears the change actually would result in more cases winding up in court that really do not belong there.

The Senate already has approved a similar version of the measure.

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...