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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 3. Enforcement.

back to topSection 30-3B-310. Hearing and order

(a) Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order pursuant to Section 30-3B-204, upon a finding that a petitioner is entitled to immediate physical custody of the child, the court shall order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child unless the respondent establishes that:

(1) The child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under Section 30-3B-305 and that:
a. The issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Article 2;
b. The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2; or
c. The respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of Section 30-3B-108, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or
(2) The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under Section 30-3B-305, but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2.

(b) The court may award the fees, costs, and expenses authorized under Section 30-3B-312 and may grant additional relief, and set a further hearing to determine whether additional relief is appropriate.

(c) If a party called to testify refuses to answer on the ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the court may draw an adverse inference from the refusal.

(d) A privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses and a defense of immunity based on the relationship of husband and wife or parent and child may not be invoked in a proceeding under this article.
Act 99-438, p. 866, § 1.