Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
A federal law that seeks to control and prevent parental kidnapping by requiring states to ensure parents are in compliance with the terms of the PKPA before the court will make a custody order, and to refuse to enforce child custody orders made in another state when the parent obtaining the order did not have legal custody of the child.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act — The federal Parental Kidnapping Protection Act (PKPA), is an Act of Congress signed into law in 1980. The purpose of the Act was to establish national standards for the assertion of child custody jurisdiction within the United States. The Act… …   Wikipedia

  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act — Federal law which imposes a duty on the states to enforce a child custody determination entered by a court of a sister state if the determination is consistent with provisions of the Act. 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1738A …   Black's law dictionary

  • Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act — The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act ( UCAPA ) is a Uniform Act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and submitted for enactment by jurisdictions within the United States in 2006. As of January 1, 2008,… …   Wikipedia

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …   Black's law dictionary

  • custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …   Black's law dictionary

  • PKPA — See: Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • PKPA — See Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act …   Black's law dictionary

  • Child abduction — Family law Entering into marriag …   Wikipedia

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