Giving Missouri parents equal custody time with proposed legislature

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- A national movement is trying to change how Missouri courts handle the issue of joint physical custody between parents. The movement seeks to create an equal parenting law in Missouri and other states with similar issues.

Jonathan Marks with The Marks Law Firm spoke with Fox 2 this morning about this movement that seeks to level the playing field for adults with children.

Under the current Missouri laws, joint physical custody means significant- but not necessarily equal- periods of time with the child. A press release by The Marks Law Firm states "As a result, a judge in a courthouse in any county in Missouri could award joint physical custody to parents where each will have the same amount of actual time with the child, while another judge down the hall in the same courthouse could also award joint physical custody to parents where one parent receives one weekday overnight and every other weekend."