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Equal child custody time debated in Tallahassee

Posted at 9:07 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 21:07:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida courts would be urged to order 50-50 child custody time-sharing in divorce cases under a bill moving through the Florida Legislature.

The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday. It says courts should split time with children equally between divorcing parents unless it finds reasons not to.

House bill including the same provisions plus controversial alimony reforms still faces committee hearings before it can receive a vote on the House floor.