Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)

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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

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.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.