Code of the District of Columbia

§ 16–4602.03. Jurisdiction to modify determination.

Except as otherwise provided in § 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 § 16-4602.01(a)(1) or (2) and:

(1) The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under § 16-4602.02 or that a court of the District would be a more convenient forum under § 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.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 16-4602.02.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 203 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act).