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Is PKPA a defense issue ONLY, in Colorado to change

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Is PKPA a defense issue ONLY, in Colorado to change jurisdiction to a different state?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 10 months ago.

PKPA is a mechanism to resolve jurisdictional conflicts between states (which state's law will apply to a specific order or issue, most commonly dealing with custody orders and drafted by legislature to apply to cases where there was domestic violence) - it is not necessarily a defense issue. The attorney you are working with may be assisted by this "Practitioner's Guide" here:

For an overview of interstate custody jurisdiction laws and how they work together, see:,%20the%20UCCJEA,%20and%20the%20PKPA

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