(1)  A petition under this chapter may be filed only in a court that has jurisdiction to make a child custody determination with respect to the child at issue under Title 78B, Chapter 13, Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

Terms Used In Utah Code 78B-16-105

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
(2)  A court of this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction under Section 78B-13-204 if the court finds a credible risk of abduction.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session