Schneer v. Llaurado (2015)

Haphazardly cutting ties and relocating with your child to another state (or country) to avoid child-custody litigation in California is not uncommon.  However, if your child has lived in California continuously for at least six months including any temporary absences from the state, California may still be the child’s “home state” for purposes of making … [Read more…]

Ocegueda v. Perreira (2015)

In Ocegueda v. Perreira (2015), the Third District Court of Appeal, in a matter of first impression, reversed a family court’s finding that California is the child’s home state for purposes of jurisdiction to make child custody and visitation orders.  Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), the home state of a child … [Read more…]

In re Adoption of K.C. (2016)

In Adoption of K.C. (2016), the Second District, Division Six, Court of Appeal held that the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) does not apply to adoptions. In 2012, K.C.’s biological parents divorced.  The New York divorce decree granted K.C.’s mother sole custody of K.C. and did not award visitation to K.C.’s father, who … [Read more…]