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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 6. Custody and Domestic or Family Abuse

back to topSection 30-3-133. Determination raises rebuttable presumption that child reside with parent not perpetrator.

In every proceeding where there is at issue a dispute as to the custody of a child, a determination by the court that domestic or family violence has occurred raises a rebuttable presumption by the court that it is in the best interest of the child to reside with the parent who is not a perpetrator of domestic or family violence in the location of that parent's choice, within or outside the state.
Acts 1995, No. 95-629, p. 1332, § 4.