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Estatutos Legales: Wyoming

ACTUALIZADA 23 de diciembre, 2016

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Article 3. Jurisdiction

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(a) A court of this state which has jurisdiction under this act to make a child custody determination may decline to exercise its jurisdiction at any time if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum. The issue of inconvenient forum may be raised upon motion of a party, the court's own motion, or request of another court.

(b) Before determining whether it is an inconvenient forum, a court of this state shall consider whether it is appropriate for a court of another state to exercise jurisdiction. For this purpose, the court shall allow the parties to submit information and shall consider all relevant factors, including:

(i) Whether domestic violence has occurred and is likely to continue in the future and which state could best protect the parties and the child;

(ii) The length of time the child has resided outside this state;

(iii) The distance between the court in this state and the court in the state that would assume jurisdiction;

(iv) The relative financial circumstances of the parties;

(v) Any agreement of the parties as to which state should assume jurisdiction;

(vi) The nature and location of the evidence required to resolve the pending litigation, including testimony of the child;

(vii) The ability of the court of each state to decide the issue expeditiously and the procedures necessary to present the evidence; and

(viii) The familiarity of the court of each state with the facts and issues in the pending litigation.

(c) If a court of this state determines that it is an inconvenient forum and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum, it shall stay the proceedings upon condition that a child custody proceeding be promptly commenced in another designated state and may impose any other condition the court considers just and proper.

(d) A court of this state may decline to exercise its jurisdiction under this act if a child custody determination is incidental to an action for divorce or another proceeding while still retaining jurisdiction over the divorce or other proceeding.
Laws 2005, ch. 11, § 1