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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter C. Jurisdiction

back to top152.203. Jurisdiction to Modify Determination

Except as otherwise provided in Section 152.204, a court of this state may not modify a child custody determination made by a court of another state unless a court of this state has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under Section 152.201(a)(1) or (2) and:

(1) the court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive continuing jurisdiction under Section 152.202 or that a court of this state would be a more convenient forum under Section 152.207; or

(2) a court of this state 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.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.