Tuesday, November 11, 2014

custody - jurisdiction - UCCJEA sec. 5423

TAM v. SLM and DMS – Superior Court – November 7, 2014

Non-custodial father's complaint to modify was properly addressed to Pennsylvania court, where

            - original order was entered in Tennessee in 2004

            - Mother was missing – disappearance being investigaged as homicice

            - pursuant to Tennessee order in 2011, maternal grandmother had physical custody of the  child in Pennsylvania , which is home state under secs. 5421 and 5423

            - grandmother's assertion that father was judge-shopping irrelevant to jurisdictional issue.*

* Tennessee judge "has found the father to be a despicable individual"