Category Archives: Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

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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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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