Adoption; grandparent visitation

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1448 on adoption and grandparent visitation authored by Rep. Torr.  The bill: Provides that venue for a proceeding concerning a petition to appoint a legal guardian that is anticipated to be uncontested is in the county in … [Read more...]

Adoption petitions in any county

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard HB 1562, which would permit filing of adoption petitions in any county. Rep. Carbaugh, author, introduced the bill and explained this legislation would permit an adoption petition to be filed in any probate … [Read more...]

Expiration of contact preference forms

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 268 on expiration of contact preference forms, authored and presented by Sen. Michael Young.  The bill provides adoptees can receive information regarding birth parents after the birth parent has died regardless of the date of the … [Read more...]

Adoption subsidies

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 66, adoption subsidies, authored by Sen. Niezgodski. He introduced the legislation, explaining monthly payments for adoption subsidies may be less than foster parent monthly payment. The CANS score determines … [Read more...]

2020 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2020 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2020 legislative session. Civil Private property … [Read more...]

Courts and family law matters

H.E.A. 1313, P.L. 162 Effective: §1 on March 21, 2020 §1 provides that a relocating individual who is party to a custody order or parenting time order is not required to file a notice of intent to move with the clerk of the court if: (1) the relocation has been … [Read more...]

Court matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 1313 on court matters.  The bill is sponsored by Sen. Koch and provides the following: That a magistrate has the same powers as a judge, except the power of judicial mandate. Repeals certain sections that enumerate the … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Family Law

The following family law bills passed out of their originating house:  SB 312 Parents with a disability Previous blog post: House Sponsors: Ziemke, Clere, Porter, Wright Read the current bill: … [Read more...]