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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 7A. Alabama Parent-Child Relationship Protection Act

back to topSection 30-3-169.4. Burden of proof.

In proceedings under this article unless there has been a determination that the party objecting to the change of the principal residence of the child has been found to have committed domestic violence or child abuse, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a change of principal residence of a child is not in the best interest of the child. The party seeking a change of principal residence of a child shall have the initial burden of proof on the issue. If that burden of proof is met, the burden of proof shifts to the non-relocating party.
(Act 2003-364, p. 1017, § 14.)