(UCCJEA 206). (a) Except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 23-37,204, and amendments thereto, a court of this state may not exercise its jurisdiction
under K.S.A. 23-37,201 through 23-37,210, and amendments thereto, if, at the time of the commencement of the proceeding, a
proceeding concerning the custody of the child has been commenced in a court of another
state having jurisdiction substantially in conformity with this act, unless the proceeding
has been terminated or is stayed by the court of the other state because a court of
this state is a more convenient forum under K.S.A. 23-37,207, and amendments thereto.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 23-37,204, and amendments thereto, a court of this state, before hearing a child-custody proceeding,
shall examine the court documents and other information supplied by the parties pursuant
to K.S.A. 23-37,209, and amendments thereto. If the court determines that a child-custody proceeding has been commenced in a court
in another state having jurisdiction substantially in accordance with this act, the
court of this state shall stay its proceeding and communicate with the court of the
other state. If the court of the state having jurisdiction substantially in accordance with this
act does not determine that the court of this state is a more appropriate forum, the
court of this state shall dismiss the proceeding.
(c) In a proceeding to modify a child-custody determination, a court of this state
shall determine whether a proceeding to enforce the determination has been commenced
in another state. If a proceeding to enforce a child-custody determination has been commenced in another
state, the court may:
(1) Stay the proceeding for modification pending the entry of an order of a court
of the other state enforcing, staying, denying, or dismissing the proceeding for enforcement;
(2) enjoin the parties from continuing with the proceeding for enforcement; or
(3) proceed with the modification under conditions it considers appropriate.
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