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Referee Kelley http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=49269 RESPONDENT DIVORCED petitioner on Feb. 24, 1999. On July 2, 2001, she bore a son. The Family Court’s Jan. 30, 2002 order of filiation, entered on Feb. 11, 2002, adjudged petitioner to be the boy’s father. In June 2003, respondent took her son to Florida where they continue to live. In November 2003 they visited New York for four days prior to returning to Florida. The court dismissed the father’s petition seeking both an order directing respondent mother’s return with the boy to Suffolk County and visitation, for lack of jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The court agreed with respondent mother that pursuant to the UCCJEA, Florida, where she and the boy have continuously lived since June 2003, was the child’s “home state” in which petitioner should have brought his custody proceeding. The court also ruled that the Family Court’s order of filiation was not a “child custody determination” justifying its exercise of continuing jurisdiction.

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