Only in very limited circumstances. Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the state issuing the order for child custody maintains exclusive jurisdiction over that order unless certain conditions are met. If North Carolina acquires jurisdiction, then North Carolina courts can modify the other state’s custody order and apply North Carolina law. This still requires the parent asking for the modification to meet the standard for modifying a North Carolina custody order.
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