2018 Tennessee Code
Title 36 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 6 - Child Custody and Visitation
Part 6 - Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
§ 36-6-602. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 36-6-602 (2018)
  • In this part:
  • (1) "Abduction" means the wrongful removal or wrongful retention of a child;

  • (2) "Child" means an unemancipated individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age;

  • (3) "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. The term includes a permanent, temporary, initial, and modification order;

  • (4) "Child-custody proceeding" means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is at issue. "Child-custody proceeding" includes a proceeding for divorce, dissolution of marriage, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship, paternity, termination of parental rights, or protection from domestic violence;

  • (5) "Court" means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child-custody determination;

  • (6) "Petition" includes a motion or its equivalent;

  • (7) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form;

  • (8) "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. "State" includes a federally recognized Indian tribe or nation;

  • (9) "Travel document" means records relating to a travel itinerary, including travel tickets, passes, reservations for transportation, or accommodations. "Travel document" does not include a passport or visa;

  • (10) "Wrongful removal" means the taking of a child that breaches rights of custody or visitation given or recognized under the law of this state; and

  • (11) "Wrongful retention" means the keeping or concealing of a child that breaches rights of custody or visitation given or recognized under the law of this state.

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