Peter Paul Toland, Jr. v. Akiko Futagi

CUSTODY: UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT: Home state

CoA No. 83, September Term, 2011. Reported. Opinion by Battaglia, J. Filed March 28, 2012. RecordFax # 12-0328-20, 26 pages.

A Maryland court properly declined to exercise jurisdiction over an interstate child custody dispute, pursuant to the Maryland UCCJEA, where Maryland was not the home state of the child at issue, who presently lives in Japan and has lived there her entire life, and a Japanese court had not declined to exercise jurisdiction over the matter.

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