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Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act

The Uniform Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act (UNCVA) provides states with a uniform framework for establishing child custody and visitation rights of nonparents. For further information about enacting the UNCVA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at (312) 450-6618 or...


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Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act

The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA) is a comprehensive guardianship statute for the twenty-first century. It was drafted with extensive input from experienced guardianship judges and organizations that advocate for guardianship reform. ...


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Family Law Arbitration Act

The Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA) addresses arbitration of family law matters, such as child custody and child support, and offers protections to victims of domestic violence. For further information about the UFLAA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450...


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Transfers to Minors Act

The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) updates and expands the usefulness of the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (1966). Under the UTMA a person may transfer property to a custodian for the benefit of a minor. By reference to the UTMA in the title of the property a custodianship is created...


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Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act

For adoption by non-community property states, the Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act (UDCPRDA) addresses the division of property of married couples who acquire community property before moving to reside in a non-community property state. At the death of the first...


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Marital Property Act

The Model Marital Property Act (MMPA) creates a class of property acquired during a marriage in which husband and wife have an equal interest. The MMPA allows common-law states to adopt a method of classifying property similar to the sytem used in community-property states. For more...


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Marriage and Divorce Act

The Model Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is a comprehensive statute governing marriage and divorce. It minimizes the number of prohibited marriages, and includes the concept of no-fault divorce. For further information about enacting the MMDA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay...


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Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) limits the state with jurisdiction over child custody to one, avoiding competing orders. The act also provides enforcement provisions for child custody orders. For more information about the UCCJEA, please contact ULC...


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Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act

The Model Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act (MCWTAMA) addresses procedural issues when children are witnesses, and provides methods of taking and preserving the testimony of children. For further information about enacting the MCWTAMA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel...


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Parentage Act

The Uniform Parentage Act (2017) provides states with a uniform legal framework for establishing parent-child relationships. This act updates prior versions of the UPA, last revised in 2002. For further information about enacting the UPA (2017) please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay...