Thanks to Jim Ryan for sending me a Court of Appeals decision released recently. Given the paucity of published cases dealing with the UCCJEA and the increased mobility of parents these days, I'd like to see this decision published.
Huffaker v Huffaker was a child custody dispute involving grandparents with a guardianship in Wayne County and parents who divorced in Utah after the birth of their child in Utah. The case presented the Court of Appeals (COA) with a unique opportunity to explain how to determine which state has subject matter jurisdiction to make the initial child custody determination for an infant who had not resided in the state of birth for 6 months. This is a case that--unfortunately--may mirror many divorce and/or paternity cases that Michigan family lawyers are seeing these days.