divorce and custody agreement is in oklahoma, but no one lives there now. x wife lives in kansas and I am arkansas resident. Daughter claims emotional, mental, and verbal abuse as well as threats of parental alienation. She refused to go back to her moms after visitation. We called local law enforcememt who said we did not have to return her, now what do I need to do to maintain custody?
First, I would be very leery of following the advice given to you by the law enforcement officers. While I'm not familiar enough with either Oklahoma or Kansas law to advise as to what can happen to you from out those states, but in Arkansas unless you can show an immediate and substantial risk of bodily harm (and even then you would need to file a motion as soon as possible) you would be subject to contempt of court sanctions and criminal liability for interference with custody.
The quickest way to handle this would be to register the Oklahoma order in the Kansas courts, and you should consult with an attorney in Kansas who can advise you on what you need to do.
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