Cheyenne, Wyo. - Wyoming is among many states considering measures that would allow parents more balanced custody laws.
Senate file 19 would allow judges to consider 50/50 parenting time in child custody cases, because, the way the law is currently written, there is one custodial parent and one parent with visitation right. This means one parents has the ability to stop the other parents from seeing their kids based on what is in the best interest of the children.
They say they are trying to make shared custody the standard, because it should not be about pitting one parents against the other. And no form of custody should be favored or disfavored.
The Legislature passed Senate File 19 Monday morning with an overwhelming majority, and the bill will now be reviewed by Gov. Mead
"There's been a lot of research and all the new research points to the fact that shared custody and joint parental time is the right thing for kids and their outcomes," Zac Martin of Kids Deserve Dads said. "And that's been proven now through many studies."