Category Archives: UCCJEA

UCCJEA and Attorney Fee Awards

N.S. v. D.M. is a custody dispute that entangles two states and two counties and involves the complicated provisions of the Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS This is a paternity case. The … Continue reading

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Jurisdiction and Adoption in California

Adoption of K.C. involves the adoption of a minor child by a stepfather after the biological father has abandoned a child and the custodial parent has moved to California. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS The biological mother and father … Continue reading

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UCCJEA Continuing Jurisdiction and Maintaining a Residence in California

In re Marriage of Nurie involved an international custody dispute, allegations of kidnapping, fraud, and different custody orders from the court in Pakistan and the court in California. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS The parties were married and had … Continue reading

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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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