2014 California Code
Family Code - FAM
DIVISION 8 - CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
PART 3 - UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
CHAPTER 2 - Jurisdiction
3423

CA Fam Code § 3423 (2014) What's This?

Except as otherwise provided in Section 3424, a court of this state may not modify a child custody determination made by a court of another state unless a court of this state has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 3421 and either of the following determinations is made:

(a) The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under Section 3422 or that a court of this state would be a more convenient forum under Section 3427.

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

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 867, Sec. 3.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

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