Code of the District of Columbia

§ 16–310. Finality of decrees of adoption.

An attempt to invalidate a final decree of adoption by reason of a jurisdictional or procedural defect may not be received by any court of the District, unless regularly filed with the court within one year following the date the final decree became effective.


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 540, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 16-310.

1973 Ed., § 16-310.