(1) 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.

(2) 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 act.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 722.1524

  • Abduction: means the wrongful removal or wrongful retention of a child. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • Child: means an unemancipated individual who is less than 18 years of age. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • Child-custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • Child-custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is at issue. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child-custody determination. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Petition: includes a motion or its equivalent. See Michigan Laws 722.1522
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 722.1522

(3) A prosecutor or the attorney general may seek a warrant to take physical custody of a child under section 9 or other appropriate prevention measures.