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Who Gets Child Custody in Arkansas?
Like most states, Arkansas child custody laws and child custody determinations are determined in accordance with the overall best interest of the child.

According to Chapter 13, Child Custody and Visitation, Subchapter 1. General Provisions, 9-13-101. Award of custody, "In an action for divorce, the award of custody of a child of the marriage shall be made without regard to the sex of a parent but solely in accordance with the welfare and best interest of the child.

In determining the best interest of the child in Arkansas, the Arkansas family court may consider the preferences of the child if the child is of a sufficient age and capacity to reason, regardless of chronological age."

According to the Arkansas Code website as of September 11, 2010, "The Searchable Web version of the Arkansas Code is down and we are continuing to work on it and hope to have it back online soon." Therefore, the links below may not work temporarily. You can click here to view the newly added Arkansas Code in PDF format. They will continue to offer this version even after the searchable version is back online.

Arkansas Child Custody Laws: Arkansas Family Code
Subchapter 1. General Provisions
9-13-101. Award of custody
9-13-102. Visitation rights of brothers and sisters
9-13-103. Visitation rights of grandparents when the child is in the custody of a parent
9-13-104. Transfer of custody on school property
9-13-105. Criminal record's check
9-13-106. Attorney ad litem programs
9-13-107. Visitation rights of grandparents when the parent does not have custody of the child
9-13-108. Visitation - Preference of child
Subchapter 2. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act [Repealed.]
9-13-109. Drug testing - Proceedings concerning child custody, visitation, or the welfare of a child
Subchapter 3. Personal Records of Child
9-13-301. Noncustodial parent's right to child's scholastic records
9-13-302. Penalty for incompliance
9-13-401. Title
Subchapter 4. International Child Abduction Prevention Act
9-13-402. Definitions
9-13-403. Prevention of international child abduction
9-13-404. Considerations of the court
9-13-405. Abduction risk factors
9-13-406. Abduction prevention measures
9-13-407. Ex parte relief.
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