2014 California Code
Family Code - FAM
DIVISION 8 - CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
PART 3 - UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
CHAPTER 2 - Jurisdiction
3422

CA Fam Code § 3422 (2014) What's This?

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 3424, a court of this state that has made a child custody determination consistent with Section 3421 or 3423 has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction over the determination until either of the following occurs:

(1) A court of this state determines that neither the child, nor the child and one parent, nor the child and a person acting as a parent have a significant connection with this state and that substantial evidence is no longer available in this state concerning the child’s care, protection, training, and personal relationships.

(2) A court of this state or a court of another state determines that the child, the child’s parents, and any person acting as a parent do not presently reside in this state.

(b) A court of this state that has made a child custody determination and does not have exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under this section may modify that determination only if it has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under Section 3421.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 867, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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