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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to top§ 551-105. 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 purposes of applying Articles 1 and 2 of this act. [FN1]

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 [FN2] act must be recognized and enforced under Article 3 of this act. [FN3]

C. A court of this state need not apply this act if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.

Laws 1998, c. 407, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.
[FN1] Title 43, §§ 551-101 et seq. and 551-201 et seq.
[FN2] Title 43, § 551-101 et seq.
[FN3] Title 43, § 551-301 et seq.