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Shared Parenting Bill would affect Illinois custodial decisions

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An Illinois House committee is considering a bill that would reduce the discretion judges use when deciding how much time kids can spend with non-custodial adults.

House Bill 5425, or the Shared Parenting Bill, would allow parents who do not have custody to have their children an average of 35 percent of the week.

A Loves Park resident helped write the legislation.

"If even bonding is not proactively pursued by family courts, the resulting dynamic may very well negatively impact future relationships as an adult," Richard Thomas, the bill's co-author, said.

The House Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing the measure.

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