CHAPTER 312

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 453

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7. TITLE 13 DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §721, Chapter 7, Title 13, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection (d) as follows:

"(d) Upon the filing of a petition for custody or visitation, a preliminary injunction shall be Issued against both parties to the action, enjoining them from removing any natural or adopted child of the parties then residing In Delaware from the jurisdiction of this Court without the prior written consent of the parties or the permission of the Court. The preliminary injunction shall be effective against the petitioner upon the filing of the petition for custody or visitation and upon the respondent upon service of a copy of the petition."

Approved July 7, 1988.