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Custody Laws in Different States

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Basically, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) controls disputes where custody is at issue between parents in different states. This law generally gives jurisdiction to the state in which the child resides, or should be residing. Thus, where one parent has sole custody in Arkansas, the other parent cannot go to a Wisconsin court to get custody of the child only one state can make custody decisions.

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