TERMINATION OF PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP
16-2003. Jurisdiction. The court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction, other than as provided in title 32, Idaho Code, to hear petitions to terminate the parent and child relationship when the child is present in the state. When a court has jurisdiction over the child under the child protective act, chapter 16, title 16, Idaho Code, that court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the action to terminate parental rights unless it consents to a different venue or jurisdiction in the best interests of the child.
[16-2003, added 1963, ch. 145, sec. 3, p. 420; am. 2005, ch. 391, sec. 48, p. 1298.]
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