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Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

Domestic Relations Law 78-a

DRL 78-a: Severability clause

DRL 78-a. Severability clause.
Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions

S 78-a. Severability clause.

If any provision of this article or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this article which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this article are severable.


DRL 75   DRL 76   DRL 77   DRL 78   DRL 78-a

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