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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Subchapter 1. General Provisions.

back to top9-10-121. Termination of certain parental rights for putative fathers convicted of rape

(a) All rights of a putative father to custody, visitation, or other contact with a child conceived as a result of a rape shall be terminated immediately upon conviction of the rape in which the child was conceived under § 5-14-103.

(b) The biological mother of a child conceived as a result of rape may petition the court under § 9-10-104 to reinstate the parental rights of a putative father terminated under subdivision (a) of this section.

(c) A putative father to a child conceived as a result of rape shall pay child support as provided under § 9-10-109.

(d) A child conceived as a result of rape is entitled to:

(1) Child support under § 9-10-109; and

(2) Inheritance under § 28-9-201 et seq.
Acts of 2013, Act 210, § 1, eff. March 1, 2013.