45.0346 Order of protection.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 45.0346]

(a) The Court may make an order of protection in assistance of or as a condition of any decree of disposition authorized by this chapter. The order of protection may set forth reasonable conditions or behavior to be observed for a specified period by the parent, guardian, or any other person who is party to proceedings brought under paragraph (a)(l), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of 45.0115.

(b) The order of protection may require a person to:

(1) stay away from a child or his residence;

(2) permit a parent to visit a child at stated periods;

(3) abstain from offensive conduct against a child, his parent or parents, guardian, or any other person to whom legal custody of a child has been given;

(4) give proper attention to the care of the home;

(5) cooperate in good faith with an agency:

(A) which has been given legal custody of a child;

(B) which is providing protective supervision of a child by Court order; or

(C) which the child has been referred by the Court;

(6) refrain from acts of commission or omission that tend to make a home an improper place for a child; or

(7) perform any legal obligation of support.

(c) After notice and opportunity for a hearing is given to a person subject to an order of protection, the order may be terminated, modified, or extended for a specified period of time if the Court finds that the best interests of the child and the public will be served.

(d) A person failing to comply with an order of protection without good cause may be found in contempt of court.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 §

Research Guide: CRS 19-3-110, 5 ASC 403, 5 ASC 404.