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Look Both Ways Before You Cross State Lines

Using the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act to Assist Domestic-Violence Survivors

By Deborah Goelman & Darren Mitchell

A court’s proper assertion of jurisdiction in child custody cases is critical to ensuring the safety of domestic-violence victims. When fleeing abuse, particularly across state lines, victims do not know when and how a court in the old and new forums can protect them. Using the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, attorneys can guide victims through the jurisdictional maze to secure maximum protection for victims and their children. Copies of this article are

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