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Legal Statutes: New Jersey

UPDATED February 3, 2016

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Article 8. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

back to top2A:34-57. International application of act

a. A court of this State shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying articles 1 and 2 of this act [FN1] if the foreign court gives notice and an opportunity to be heard to all parties before making child custody determinations.

b. A child custody determination made in a foreign country under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this act shall be recognized and enforced under article 3 of this act. [FN2]

c. A court of this State need not apply this act if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights or does not base custody decisions on evaluation of the best interests of the child.
L.2004, c. 147, § 5, eff. Dec. 13, 2004.