Definitions for "Long-arm statute"
State laws that give a court jurisdiction to try civil cases in which persons from other states have been sued. Long-arm statutes are commonly employed to allow a local court to exercise jurisdiction over out-of-state motorists who cause automobile accidents within the state.
A State law which allows a State to exert personal jurisdiction over a non-resident for purposes of service of process.
Various state legislative acts which provide for state jurisdiction over nonresidents of that state. These laws allow the local court where the child resides to obtain personal jurisdiction over a defendant who lives in another state when the child was conceived in Kentucky or when the marital residence was in Kentucky.