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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Article 3. Enforcement

back to top§ 551-315. Role of district attorney

ROLE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY

A. In a case arising under this act [FN1] or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the district attorney may take any lawful action, including resorting to a proceeding under this article [FN2] or any other available civil proceeding, to locate a child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child custody determination if there is:

1. An existing child custody determination;

2. A request to do so from a court in a pending child custody proceeding;

3. A reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or

4. A reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

B. A district attorney acting under this section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.


Laws 1998, c. 407, § 37, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.
[FN1] Title 43, § 551-101 et seq.
[FN2] Title 43, § 551-301 et seq.