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False Allegations: Powering Emergency Jurisdiction Under the UCCJEA

In many states, a parent is supposed to secure and order from the court allowing the removal of a child from the state he or she has been living in. For instance, in Illinois, section 609 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) requires such. However, parents who want to remove a child often want to avoid seeking the court’s permission; after all, the court may not allow it. Some parents therefore want to remove a child without risking the court’s denial of their request.