Standard visitation guidelines may be implemented.
ENTITLED, An Act to
provide a procedure for implementing the standard visitation guidelines.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Any parent subject to a court order relating to visitation, custody, or child support may request
the court to enter an order implementing the standard visitation guidelines. The request shall be
in writing, but no particular formality is required by the moving party. Upon receipt of the written
request, the court shall serve a copy of the standard guidelines upon both parties by first class mail.
If either party objects to the imposition of the standard guidelines within ten days of service, the
court shall conduct an expedited hearing as soon as practical. Based upon the evidence presented
at the hearing, the court may order the parties to abide by the standard visitation guidelines or may
order any other relief as it deems appropriate.
Signed February 22, 2006