2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 9 - CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION
Subtitle 3 - Removal of Child From State; Child Abduction
Section 9-302 - Jurisdiction over custody and visitation.
§ 9-302. Jurisdiction over custody and visitation.
(a) Authority of court.- An equity court has jurisdiction over custody and visitation of a child who is removed from this State by a parent of the child, if:
(1) the parents are separated or divorced and this State was:
(i) the marital domicile of the parents; or
(ii) the domicile in which the marriage contract was last performed;
(2) 1 of the parents was a resident of this State when the child was removed and that parent continues to reside in this State; and
(3) the court obtains personal jurisdiction over the parent who removes the child.
(b) Effect of section.- This section does not affect any other basis of an equity court's jurisdiction over custody and visitation of a child.
[An. Code 1957, art. 16, § 66; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.]
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