True, that is bad, but Section 4(2) may be just as bad.
That is a very broad definition on who can file for action.
What ‘other individuals or entities’ are they talking about?
Department of Social Services?
Seems to be a very broad list.
(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.
I wonder if ‘Park Rangers’ are included on that list?
Not to worry, your friendly prosecutor and/or attorney general is here to save the day.
To make sure that one of the two parents does not abduct their own child, the prosecutor (or attorney general) will do it for them.
Nothing says a State loves your children like the State obtaining a warrant to ARREST the child.
” (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. “