- Before a child-custody determination is made under this chapter, notice and an opportunity to be heard in accordance with the standards of section 16- 4601.07 must be given to all persons entitled to notice under the law of the District as in child-custody proceedings between residents of the District, any parent whose parental rights have not been previously terminated, and any person having physical custody of the child.
- This chapter does not govern the enforceability of a child-custody determination made without notice or an opportunity to be heard.
- The obligation to join a party and the right to intervene as a party in a child-custody proceeding under this chapter are governed by the law of the District as in child-custody proceedings between residents of the District.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01.
This section is based upon § 205 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 § 16-4602.05
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)