Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill that encourages joint custody and equal parenting time in custody cases after a divorce or separation.
The governor signed House Bill 528 into law on April 26. It will take effect in July.
Under the law, judges must begin each custody case with the presumption that joint custody and equally-shared parenting time are best for the children. Judges can then consider other factors, such as whether each parent has a history of domestic violence, before deciding whether joint custody is appropriate.
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