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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to topSection 30-3B-105. International application of chapter.

(a) A court of this state shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this article and Article 2.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), a child custody determination made in a foreign country under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this chapter must be recognized and enforced under Article 3.

(c) A court of this state need not apply this chapter if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.
Act 99-438, p. 866, § 1.