We are excited to hear that the Pennsylvania Legislature has reintroduced House Bill 463, thanks to Representative Robert E. Belfanti.
Representative Belfanti has reintroduce the bill which he sponsored late in the last session (2007-2008; HB 2685). It would help if you please contact your state representative and encourage their co-sponsorship of the reintroduced bill, HB463. If you don’t know who your representative is, please visit the following link to identify your representative and their contact information: Find your Pennsylvania State Legislator.
- When you speak with your representatives or their offices, ask them to contact Representative Belfanti’s office (contact Danielle Caley 717-787-5780 or “Caley, Danielle” ) to inquire about their sponsorship. They can also email at: DCaley@pahouse.net
- We’ve previously covered this bill here: PA: Pennsylvania House Bill 463 for Shared Parenting – Support!
- A link to the re-introduced bill is here: Regular Session 2009-2010 HB 463
We support all legislation that would offer a rebuttal presumption of shared custody of the children in a post-divorce or other split with your partner with whom you’ve had children. It’s the biggest step any state could take to reduce the use of children as weapons and financial incentives when the family unit has broken down irretrievably.
Please support this bill and help to end the madness that usually takes place in family court.