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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Statutes: Virgin Islands, U.S.

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Updated: 
December 2, 2019

129. Jurisdiction to modify determination

Except as otherwise provided in § 130, 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 § 127(a)(1) or (2) and:

(1) the court of the other State determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under § 128 or that a court of this State would be a more convenient forum under § 133; 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.