Question regarding jurisdiction - child custody


Dear JohnQpub:

I do not think that NC would still retain jurisdiction in your hypothetical. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Thank you, Janet…

How then do you think jurisdiction would be determined?


Would jurisdiction be whatever state the child is in?


Hypothetical situation…

Lets say that a couple are residents in NC and the husband goes to another state with the intention of getting a job and finding a place to live so that the wife and child can join him in that new state. But, lets say that after the husband moves, the wife, instead of joining her husband, leaves NC, goes to different state and sets up residence there. Would that mean that according to