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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 5.52. Declaration under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

(a) Filing requirements; application

(1)  Petitioner and respondent must each complete, serve, and file a Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) (form FL-105/GC-120) if there are children of their relationship under the age of 18 years.

(2)  The form is a required attachment to the petition and response in actions for divorce, to establish parentage, or actions for custody and support of minor children.

(b) Duty to update information

In any action or proceeding involving custody of a minor child, a party has a continuing duty to inform the court if he or she obtains further information about a custody proceeding in a California court or any other court concerning a child who is named in the petition, complaint, or response. To comply with this duty, a party must file an updated UCCJEA form with the court and have it served on the other party.

Rule 5.52 adopted effective January 1, 2013.

Title 5, Family and Juvenile Rules-Division 1, Family Rules-Chapter 4, Starting and Responding to a Family Law Case; Service of Papers-Article 2, Initial Pleadings; adopted January 1, 2013.

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