J.S. v. R.S.S.

#FamilyLaw #Custody

04/14/20- J.S. (“Father”) appealed from the order, awarding sole legal and primary physical custody of the parties’ daughter, A.S. (“Child”), to R.S.S. (“Mother”). Father argued that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to enter the order and erred by denying his motion to continue the custody hearing. The Superior Court affirmed.
Father maintained that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because Child now resides in Hungary and had no significant connection with Pennsylvania. The Court concluded that Pennsylvania retained exclusive, continuing jurisdiction over the case, because it would have been unjust to reward Father’s nefarious behavior. The Court ruled that Father’s second argument lacked merit.

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