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This appeal involves a dispute between B.J. and J.D. over the custody of V.J., B.J.'s daughter. The court awarded primary physical custody to J.D., who is not the child's biological father, and B.J. appeals. She argues that the superior court lacked jurisdiction over the case and that it applied the wrong standard in awarding custody. Because the superior court properly assumed jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) and made factual findings consistent with the "welfare of the child" test that is applicable to a custody suit involving a non-biological parent, we affirm. B.J. also contends that the trial court erred in denying her motion for attorney's fees. However, because there is no evidence that J.D. acted in bad faith under AS 25.20.115, we conclude that the superior court's denial of B.J.'s motion for attorney's fees was not an abuse of discretion.

GENRE
Professioneel en technisch
UITGEGEVEN
1997
19 december
TAAL
EN
Engels
LENGTE
17
Pagina's
UITGEVER
LawApp Publishers
GROOTTE
52,3
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