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Legal Statutes: Kansas

UPDATED September 26, 2017

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Article 13A. Child Abduction Prevention

back to top38-13a04 Actions for abduction prevention measures

(a) A court on its own motion may order abduction prevention measures in a child-custody proceeding if the court finds that the evidence establishes a credible risk of abduction of the child.

(b) A party to a child-custody determination or another individual or entity having a right under the law of this state or any other state to seek a child-custody determination for the child may file a petition seeking abduction prevention measures to protect the child under this act.

(c) A prosecutor or public authority designated under K.S.A. 38-1372 may seek a warrant to take physical custody of a child under K.S.A. 38-13a09, and amendments thereto, or other appropriate prevention measures.
Laws 2007, ch. 75, § 4, eff. July 1, 2007.