Written by attorney Ryan Hardy

Temporary Emergency Jurisdiction In Child Custody disputes in Arizona

Sometimes, even when a Court in Arizona does not have jurisdiction, there are instances where Temporary Emergency Jurisdiction may be allowed. Such instances include the following:

1) If the child is present in Arizona and the child has been abandoned.

· Abandoned means: left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision.

2) It is necessary to protect the child because the child is threatened with mistreatment or abuse.

3) If no previous child custody determination has been made or commenced in a state that has jurisdiction, Arizona may make a determination.

*Such determination will remain in effect until the state with jurisdiction makes an order.

*To become final, Arizona must become home state of child.

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