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PKPA is a mechanism to resolve jurisdictional conflicts between states (which state's law will apply to a specific order or issue, most commonly dealing with custody orders and drafted by legislature to apply to cases where there was domestic violence) - it is not necessarily a defense issue. The attorney you are working with may be assisted by this "Practitioner's Guide" here: http://www.bwjp.org/assets/documents/pdfs/a_practitioner%E2%80%99s_guide_to_the_parental_kidnapping_prevention_act_pkpa.pdf
For an overview of interstate custody jurisdiction laws and how they work together, see: http://povertylaw.pbworks.com/w/page/17976096/Interstate%20Custody%3A%20Understanding%20the%20UCCJA,%20the%20UCCJEA,%20and%20the%20PKPA