• Current through October 23, 2012

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:

(1) 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

(2) 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.

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


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.