Governor Dennis Daugaard put pen to paper Wednesday and signed the shared parenting bill into law. It gives judges in the state the option to consider equal custody for parents involved in custody battles.
"People are coming to me all the time with their stories, and the more stories I hear. I'm like 'Oh my God, things have got to change,'" Amber Madsen said.
That change will be a little easier now that Gov. Daugaard has signed the shared parenting bill into law. Amber Madsen is one of many parents who have fought to get the bill passed. She says the number of families dealing with custody conflicts is surprising.