Interloc. on UCCJEA

A newly-filed petition for interlocutory appeal (filed January 31, 2014), highlights the confusion that still reigns over jurisdiction of  interstate custody disputes. Some years ago  I worked on an appeal with a similar issue (it involved child support).  The issue seemed straightforward to me and I was appalled at how much the parties must have spent in lawyers’ fees litigating a case in a court that clearly had no jurisdiction.  Family lawyers should  find this interesting and instructive.  I repeat, it has just been filed; the Court has not yet decided whether to grant or deny it. 

Jones v. Skaggs

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