Once a State has jurisdiction, it retains it unless all parties leave

Misunderstandings often arise when a custodial parent moves to another state with the children. Many people think the state to which the custodial parent moves with children becomes the State with jurisdiction. But this is not true if one of the parents remains in the original state. Only when both parents move from the original state does the original state lose jurisdiction and another state becomes the “home state.” Interstate child support issues are governed by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and custody is governed by the; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Each has jurisdictional guidelines almost uniformly adopted by all states. See, HAMILTON v. YOUNG, NO. 2015-IA-01260-SCT