- A court on its own motion may order abduction prevention measures in a child-custody proceeding if the court finds that the evidence establishes a credible risk of abduction of the child.
- A party to a child-custody determination or another individual or entity having a right under the law of this state or any other state to seek a child-custody determination for the child may file a petition seeking abduction prevention measures to protect the child under this subchapter.
- The Attorney General for the District of Columbia may seek a warrant to take physical custody of a child under § 16-4604.09 or other appropriate prevention measures.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 17-378, see notes following § 16-4604.01.
This section is based upon § 4 of the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act. See Vol. 9, Pt. 1A, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 16-4604.04
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 31, 2009, D.C. Law 17-378, § 2(d), 56 DCR 1572.)