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Legal Information: Arkansas

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 12, 2020

I was granted temporary custody with my out-of-state protection order.  Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Arkansas?

Yes.  As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Arkansas can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area.  To find a lawyer in your area, please go to the AR Finding a Lawyer page.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and it must be consistent with the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.