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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Custody

Updated: 
December 7, 2020

What is jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction is the authority of a court to decide who should have custody. Typically the Virgin Islands courts will have jurisdiction if the child has lived in the Virgin Islands for six months or longer before the case is filed. However there are exceptions such as if the child is kidnapped and taken to another state or territory or the child is in immediate danger.