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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Subchapter 1. General Provisions

back to top9-19-105. International application of act

(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 subchapters 1 and 2 of this chapter.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, 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 subchapter 3 of this chapter.

(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.



Acts of 1999, Act 668, § 105, eff. July 30, 1999.