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750 ILCS 36/102
(750 ILCS 36/102)
In this Act:
(1) "Abandoned" means left without provision for reasonable and necessary
care or supervision.
(2) "Child" means an individual who has not attained 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
respect to a child. The term includes a permanent, temporary, initial, and
modification order. The term does not include an order relating to child
other monetary obligation of an individual.
(4) "Child-custody proceeding" means a proceeding in which legal custody,
physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. The term
a proceeding for divorce, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship,
paternity, termination of parental rights, and protection from domestic
which the issue may appear. The term does not include a proceeding involving
juvenile delinquency, contractual emancipation, or enforcement under Article 3.
(5) "Commencement" means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding.
(6) "Court" means an entity authorized under the law of a state to
enforce, or modify a child-custody determination.
(7) "Home state" means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a
person acting as a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately
commencement of a child-custody proceeding. In the case of a child less than
months of age, the term means the state in which the child lived from birth
any of the persons mentioned. A period of temporary absence of any of the
mentioned persons is part of the period.
(8) "Initial determination" means the first child-custody determination
concerning a particular child.
(9) "Issuing court" means the court that makes a child-custody
determination for which enforcement is sought under this Act.
(10) "Issuing state" means the state in which a child-custody determination
(11) "Modification" means a child-custody determination that changes,
replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination
concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the
(12) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate,
partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government;
governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or
other legal or commercial entity.
(13) "Person acting as a parent" means a person, other than a parent, who:
(A) has physical custody of the child or has had
physical custody for a period of six consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one year immediately before the commencement of a child-custody proceeding; and
(B) has been awarded legal custody by a court or
claims a right to legal custody under the law of this State.
(14) "Physical custody" means the physical care and supervision of a child.
(15) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
(16) "Tribe" means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan Native village,
which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state.
(17) "Warrant" means an order issued by a court authorizing law
enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child.
(Source: P.A. 93-108, eff. 1-1-04.)