Bill Status of HB0185 101st General Assembly
Short Description: IMDMA-EQUAL PARENTING TIME
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Allen Skillicorn, Darren Bailey and John M. Cabello
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. To the list of purposes of the Act, adds recognizing that the involvement of each parent for equal time is presumptively in the children's best interests. Deletes language providing that nothing in the Act requires that each parent be allocated decision-making responsibilities. Provides that there is a rebuttable presumption in favor of equal parenting time. Relocates provisions listing factors for the court to consider in determining a child's bests interests for purposes of allocating parenting time. In specified situations, requires the court to issue a written decision stating its specific findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of its ruling.