Shared parenting bill fails | KXNet.com North Dakota News
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) A bill to make it clear that South Dakota judges can order Shared Parenting, or joint physical custody, has died in the Legislature.
Officials say some judges don’t believe current law allows such arrangements.
The bill, which would have allowed joint physical custody even if one parent objects, was defeated 8-5 in the House Judiciary Committee.
Opponents of HB1101 say shared parenting has been tried without success in other states.
They also argue that children would suffer if such arrangements are forced on parents.
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