A trend toward shared parenting acknowledges father’s rights.
Arkansas passed a law last year providing for “approximate and reasonable equal division of time” of children between parents in divorce proceedings.
The Connecticut General Assembly has created a task force to study family law issues, including whether the state should have a presumption in law that shared custody is in the best interest of children.
The Maryland General Assembly created a Commission on Child Custody Decision Making last year.
Florida pass a shared parenting bill last year, but it was vetoed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Minnesota passed a bill in 2012 that would have increased the minimum amount of custody from 25% to 35%, but it was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.