2010 Maryland Code
FAMILY LAW
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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