PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN CHILD CUSTODY AGAINST ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

By Bob Katzen

The Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that would prohibit discrimination in child custody cases against adults with disabilities. The measure would require courts to make written findings as to whether a parent’s disability causes actual harm to his or her child and is a factor in determining custody.

Courts would also be required to determine whether any harm to the child could be alleviated through the use of adaptive equipment or supportive services for the parent.

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