shared parenting

Senate rejects 'shared parenting' bill

Apr 20, 2017
ND Legislature

The State Senate has rejected a “shared parenting” bill.

The measure would have required courts to consider granting “shared parenting” time to divorced parents – if one parent asks for it. It said that time would be anywhere between 35 and 50 percent. And the judge had to spell out the reasons for ruling either in favor of it or against it.

House passes 'shared parenting' bill

Feb 22, 2017
Courtesy ND Legislature

The House has passed a “shared parenting” bill that supporters say is much better than the initiated measures voters rejected.

The bill says there is a “rebuttable presumption” that divorced parents should equally share custody of their children. The bill says it could be 50-50, but could be as low a percentage as 65-35. But Rep. Shannon RoersJones (R-Fargo) said the judge will still have the final say concerning custody.