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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:34-62. Communication between courts

a. A court of this State may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising under this act.

b. The court may allow the parties to participate in the communication. If the parties are not able to participate in the communication, the parties shall be given the opportunity to present facts and legal arguments before a decision on jurisdiction is made.

c. Communication between courts on schedules, calendars, court records and similar matters may occur without informing the parties. A record need not be made of that communication.

d. Except as provided in subsection c. of this section, a record shall be made of a communication under this section. The parties shall be informed promptly of the communication and granted access to the record.

e. For the purposes of this section, “record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that which is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

L.2004, c. 147, § 10, eff. Dec. 13, 2004.