House Bill 528 was signed into law back in April 2018 and it took effect in July 218. Under the law, judges must begin each custody case with the presumption that joint custody and equally-shared parenting time are best for the children. Judges can then consider other factors, such as whether each parent has a history of domestic violence, before deciding whether joint custody is appropriate.

National Parents Organization's Matt Hale and Dr. Ryan Schroeder, Sociology department chair both join In Focus Kentucky to explain why they advocated on behalf of this legislation.