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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Article 2. Jurisdiction

back to top§ 551-203. Jurisdiction to modify determination


Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, [FN1] 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 paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection A of Section 13 of this act [FN2] and:

1. The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under Section 14 of this act [FN3] or that a court of this state would be a more convenient forum under Section 19 of this act; [FN4] 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.

Laws 1998, c. 407, § 15, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.
[FN1] Title 43, § 551-204.
[FN2] Title 43, § 551-201.
[FN3] Title 43, § 551-202.
[FN4] Title 43, § 551-207.