2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 30. Guardian and Ward
§30-3-314. Rules for filing of petitions in multiple states.

Universal Citation: 30 OK Stat § 30-3-314 (2018)

Except for a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency or issuance of a protective order limited to property located in this state under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of Section 9 of this act, if a petition for the appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order is filed in this state and in another state and neither petition has been dismissed or withdrawn, the following rules apply:

(1) If the court in this state has jurisdiction under Section 8 of this act, it may proceed with the case unless a court in another state acquires jurisdiction under provisions similar to Section 8 of this act before the appointment or issuance of the order.

(2) If the court in this state does not have jurisdiction under Section 8 of this act, whether at the time the petition is filed or at any time before the appointment or issuance of the order, the court shall stay the proceeding and communicate with the court in the other state. If the court in the other state has jurisdiction, the court in this state shall dismiss the petition unless the court in the other state determines that the court in this state is a more appropriate forum.

Added by Laws 2010, c. 257, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.

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