Interstate Jurisdiction and Enforcement

  • All other practice areas that include one or more states
  • Jurisdiction issues and conflict of laws
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
  • Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA)
  • Understanding and applying how laws in other states impact Kansas cases

Our experience:

Ronald W. Nelson is considered one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the nation regarding jurisdictional issues, national or international.  He is currently the Amercian Bar Association Section Advisor to the Uniform Laws Commission Drafting Committee to implement the ‘Hague Convention on Protection of Children,’ which is revising the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.  Ron has handled numerous cases involving multi-state conflicts, concerning military personnel who frequently move or deport abroad, including courts who have trouble identifying proper jurisdiction, and instructing the legal community on deciding which state’s laws govern the case.

Published Appellate Cases:

State of Kansas, ex rel. SRS vs. Ketzel, – Kan.App.2d – (2012) (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) – addressing what constitutes “residence”  allowing a state to exercise continuing jurisdiction to modify child support)


Author – “The UCCJA and the UCCJEA: A Side-by-Side Comparison,” 10 Divorce litigation, Issue 12 (December, 1998)

Jurisdictional Requirements in Domestic Relations Cases

Requirements for Parents Planning on Moving