Out Of State Custody
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJEA) was enacted to deal with custody issues in our mobile society. The UCCJEA deals with the specific question of jurisdiction and where custody should be heard. The general functions of the UCCJEA are as follows:
1. To avoid conflicting orders in different states;
2. To promote cooperation between states to determine which state is the appropriate state to make decisions affecting a child or children;
3. To make sure that custody litigation takes place in the state which has the closest connection and where the more significant evidence regarding the child’s care, education, welfare exits;
4. To discourage continuing litigation over custody issues;
5. To deter abductions or the removing of children in order to obtain custody awards;
6. To avoid the relitigation of custody decisions of other states;
7. To facilitate enforcement of custody orders of other states; and
8. To promote and expand the exchange of information and other forms of assistance between the courts.
To learn more about the UCCJEA and move away cases, contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office.