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Written by attorney Jack W Fleeman

Does Nevada Have Jurisdiction Over Your Custody Case?

This guide provides parents with an outline of what basic questions need to be answered to determine whether Nevada has jurisdiction (i.e., the legal authority) to issue child custody orders in their cases.

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Child custody jurisdiction within the United States (that does not involve international issues) is determined under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Nevada's version of the UCCJEA can be found in NRS Chapter 125A. The UCCJEA is important because it prevents competing state orders and it provides the guidelines for states to enforce and modify out-of-state custody orders.

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