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Legal Information: Maryland
Updated: November 10, 2020
§ 9-303. Conflict as to lawful custodian
Scope of section
(a) This section applies if there is a conflict between a custody order of a court of this State and a custody order of a court of another state.
Order of court of this State prevails
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a custody order of a court of this State prevails over a custody order of a court of another state.
(c) A custody order of a court of another state prevails over a custody order of a court of this State if the court in the other state passed its custody order:
(1) after the custody order was passed by a court of this State; and
(2) in proceedings in which the lawful custodian under the custody order of a court of this State:
(i) consented to the custody order passed by the court of the other state; or
(ii) participated personally as a party.
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