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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Subchapter 4. International Child Abduction Prevention Act

back to top9-13-404. Considerations of the court

To determine a matter under this subchapter, the court shall consider:

(1) The best interests of the child;

(2) The right of a parent for frequent and continuing contact with his or her child;

(3) The rights of a custodian under an order from a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Arkansas;

(4) The risk of the child's becoming a victim of international child abduction by a parent, custodian, or any person acting on the behalf of the parent or custodian, based on the court's evaluation of the risk factors described in § 9-13-405;

(5) Any obstacles to locating, recovering, or returning the child if the child is a victim of international child abduction; and

(6) The potential physical or psychological harm to the child if the child is a victim of international child abduction.

Acts of 2005, Act 170, § 1, eff. Aug. 12, 2005.
A.C.A. § 9-13-404, AR ST § 9-13-404