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§ 6103. Jurisdiction

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic RelationsEffective: May 9, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Abuse of Family
Chapter 61. Protection from Abuse (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 9, 2006
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6103
§ 6103. Jurisdiction
(a) General rule.--The court shall have jurisdiction over all proceedings under this chapter.
(b) Effect of departure and nonresidence.--The right of the plaintiff to relief under this chapter shall not be affected by either of the following:
(1) The plaintiff's leaving the residence or household to avoid further abuse.
(2) The defendant's absence from this Commonwealth or the defendant's nonresidence in this Commonwealth, provided that the court has personal jurisdiction over the defendant in accordance with 42 Pa.C.S. § 5322 (relating to bases of personal jurisdiction over persons outside this Commonwealth).

Credits

1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 1240, No. 206, § 2, effective in 90 days. Amended 2005, Nov. 10, P.L. 335, No. 66, § 6, effective in 180 days [May 9, 2006].
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6103, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6103
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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