Category Archives: UCCJA

Implications of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act when a Parent Moves Away

California courts may only adjudicate cases in which it has jurisdiction. In other words, not all legal issues can be determined by a judge in California. Schneer v. Llaurado is a case that involved the subject matter jurisdiction of the … Continue reading

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If One Parent Moves Out of California with Minor Children, Which State has the Authority to Hear a Custody Matter?

When one parent moves out of California with minor children, California courts may exercise jurisdiction to hear custody orders if an action is filed within six months. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE CUSTODY DISPUTE The parties to this case had … Continue reading

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