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§ 551-315. Role of district attorney

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. Enforcement
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 551-315
§ 551-315. Role of district attorney
A. In a case arising under this act1 or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the district attorney may take any lawful action, including resorting to a proceeding under this article2 or any other available civil proceeding, to locate a child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child custody determination if there is:
1. An existing child custody determination;
2. A request to do so from a court in a pending child custody proceeding;
3. A reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or
4. A reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
B. A district attorney acting under this section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.


Laws 1998, c. 407, § 37, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.


Title 43, § 551-101 et seq.
Title 43, § 551-301 et seq.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 551-315, OK ST T. 43 § 551-315
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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