Trial court properly relied on mother’s agreement that any custody dispute would be litigated in Illinois. A forum selection clause should be enforced unless to do so would be unreasonable.
A court may decline to exercise jurisdiction if a party does not have clean hands. This requires a finding of wrongful removal or similar reprehensible conduct.
Court cannot exercise jurisdiction under “significant connections” test where children were abducted to Wisconsin since to do so would encourage abductions.
Where children’s only contact with Wisconsin is for summer visitation, jurisdiction under UCCJA is in Texas, where they live the rest of the year.
Wisconsin court properly exercised jurisdiction when another state decline jurisdiction, deferring to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin had jurisdiction under UCCJA where Minnesota declined to exercise its jurisdiction.
UCCJA requires as a condition to recognition and enforcement of foreign-nation custody decrees that reasonable notice and opportunity to be heard be given to all affected persons.
UCCJA jurisdiction not invoked where father moves with child from Wisconsin to Texas §822.07 applies to initial custody determination or modification, not to contempt proceedings.
Guardianship and TPR proceedings are custody proceedings within the meaning of the UCCJA. Under the UCCJA, the Wisconsin court properly assumed jurisdiction and could modify the California custody decree.
Court properly exercised temporary emergency jurisdiction, but, the court did not have jurisdiction under the UCCJA, since the children did not have a significant connection with the state. Summer visitation is insufficient to establish maximum contact with Wisconsin.