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The DC Code: § 16-4602.03 Jurisdiction to modify determination.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

Except as otherwise provided in section 16-4602.04, a court of the District may not modify a child-custody determination made by a court of another state unless a court of the District has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under section 16-4602.01(a)(1) or (2) and:

The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under section 16-4602.02 or that a court of the District would be a more convenient forum under section 16-4602.07; or
A court of the District 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.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 203 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act). See 9, Part IA, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4602.03 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)