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Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

In 1980, Congress signed into law the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. The purpose of this act was to establish national standards and requirements for child custody jurisdiction, thereby determining which child custody decrees are in “full faith and credit” and must be recognized by other states. Within this law, there are a number of provisions put in place that a state must abide by in order to remain in compliance and receive legal recognition of its child custody settlements.

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The Basics

As stated by the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, a state court and judge must be aware of the following standards:

  • A state must comply with the act’s child custody jurisdiction requirements in order for a determination to be recognized in other states
  • A state must meet the requirements of the act in order to modify or change a decree made by another state
  • Visitation rights are included in custody rights according to the act

These standards affect not only the state courts, but also the families receiving custody agreements.

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