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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED January 17, 2014

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Subchapter 4. International Child Abduction Prevention Act

back to top9-13-407. Ex parte relief

(a) A court shall immediately conduct an ex parte hearing if a petitioner:

(1) Alleges that:

(A) An emergency exists; and

(B) His or her child is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of international child abduction as defined under § 9-13-402(6); and

(2) Requests an ex parte hearing on the issue seeking temporary and immediate relief.

(b) At an ex parte hearing under this section, a court may grant the temporary relief necessary to prevent the child from becoming a victim of international child abduction until a full hearing on the matter can be held if the petitioner presents credible evidence that supports his or her allegation that his or her child is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of international child abduction.

(c) A temporary order issued under this section shall not be effective for more than ninety (90) days.



Acts of 2005, Act 170, § 1, eff. Aug. 12, 2005.