Parents rally at Capitol for shared custody legislation


Rep. Tedd Nesbit has introduced a bill to make sure parents receive their fair share of visitation.

“It would allow judges to order what is consider make-up time. If one parent is found in contempt for repeatedly violating a court order, this would give a judge the chance to order make-up time for the other parent so it would even out the playing field for both parents,” said Nesbit.

The Mercer County Republican introduced the legislation after a judge brought the issue to his attention. The bill would allow temporary custody if the opposing parent violated the current custody agreement.

“I think this is a commonsense approach to help balance between both parents to make it a little bit less contentious, and in the end that’s going to help the kids,” Nesbit said.

The bill has been introduced in the House and is being discussed in committee. 

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