It must also be noted that the new statute states that each parent, when that parent has parenting time, is responsible for providing the child with food, clothing, and shelter. This should eliminate the arguments about whether or not one parent must provide clothing to the other parent during the other parent’s parenting time.
There also appears to be a consensus that the current statutes, as written, do not mandate equal parenting time or something close to equal parenting time. The issue of parenting time must be decided on a case by case basis.
It must be noted that there is uncertainty in the legal community, at this time, as to whether or not the changes to the “custody” statute(s) are significant or are just changing the names. Only time will tell.
As events develop, and more information is gathered regarding the new statutes, I will post them in future blogs.