Specific Laws About Interstate Child Custody Cases

October 14th, 2016

There aren’t many divorce lawyers in Hillsboro Oregon that handle interstate child custody cases. One lawyer that does take on that type of case is Ronald Johnston.

legal scaleRonald Johnston litigated Oregon’s first case involving the federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA). Quite simply, he has the experience and knowledge to help parents with interstate and custody cases.

In our previous article, Interstate Child Custody and Relocation, we gave a broad picture of child custody. In this article, we’re going to discuss a few of the pertinent laws.

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) determines which state has the authority to decide interstate child custody issues.

One of the main things the UCCJEA does is give the state that issued the child custody order exclusive jurisdiction to modify it.

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
This Act helps states enforce child support orders that have been issued in other states, including enforcement by administrative agencies if the non-payment of child support puts the custodial parent in the welfare system.

Federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)
The PKPA prevents parents from moving to a state where they can get a better child custody order. It also ensures that states will uphold other states’ custody orders.

Finally, it makes it a federal law to take a child across state lines in violation of a custody order.

Ronald Johnston, an experienced divorce lawyer in Hillsboro Oregon, can help you with interstate child custody laws. To contact him, click here.

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