(a) A court of this state may grant any relief normally available under the law of this state to enforce a registered child custody determination made by a court of another state.
(b) A court of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, except in accordance with Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 3421), a registered child custody determination of a court of another state.
Terms Used In California Family Code 3446
- Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See California Family Code 3402
- Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See California Family Code 3402
- Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See California Family Code 3402
- State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Family Code 3402
(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 867, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)