Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Quagmire of Divorce, International Style

New York City Mediation Law Attorney Alla Roytberg of discusses how complex and expensive an international custody battle can get.Different states in the United States view custody, jurisdiction and enforcement pieces of a divorce differently. Because of that, there is what is called the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). UCCJEA was drafted in 1997 and was adopted by all States except for Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. Basically, the UCCJEA gives exclusive and continuing jurisdiction for custody cases to the child’s home state.
The child’s home state is generally defined as the state where the child has lived with a parent for six consecutive months before the case was started in court. To read more, please click here

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your well-researched information. I share your thoughts on many points.