Atkins v. Vigil

In Atkins v. Vigil (Alaska 2002) 59 P.3d 255, the Alaska Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court declining jurisdiction over a child custody petition, which had been based on a conclusion that California was the child's home state. The court ruled that California was not the child's home state when the guardianship petition there was filed less than six months after the child had arrived in California and "a child and parent cannot fulfill the six-month home state period through their continued residence in a state after a custody action has been filed." (Id. at p. 257.)