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Nevares v. Adoptive Couple, 2016 UT 39 (Aug. 26, 2016)

Aug 26, 2016

In this appeal of a paternity dispute, the Supreme Court held the district court lacked jurisdiction to determine paternity under the Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), where the child lived in Utah for eight days after being born within the state, relocated to Illinois with the adoptive parents before the filing of the petition, the adoptive parents resided in Illinois for longer than five years, neither of the biological parents lived in Utah, and an Illinois court was capable of exercising jurisdiction under the uniform act