Lawmakers kill bill to push joint custody in divorces

Child Custody

A committee of South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a proposal to push judges to equally split the custody of children between divorced parents, after opponents argued it could tie victims of abuse to their former partners.

The issue of custody in divorce proceedings has become a recurring battle in the Legislature, driven by Republican Rep. Tom Pischke after his own contentious divorce and custody fight.

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