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Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Domestic Relations Law 78

DRL 78: Application and Construction

DRL 78. Application and Construction
Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions

S 78. Application and construction.

In applying and construing this article, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.


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

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