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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 36 - 7 - 2 §36-7-2. Scope and jurisdiction.
(a) This article applies to a transfer that refers to this article in the designation under subsection (a), section nine, by which the transfer is made if at the time of the transfer, the transferor, the minor or the custodian is a resident of this state or the custodial property is located in this state. The custodianship so created remains subject to this article despite a subsequent change in residence of a transferor, the minor or the custodian, or the removal of custodial property from this state.

(b) A person designated as custodian under this article is subject to personal jurisdiction in this state with respect to any matter relating to the custodianship.

(c) A transfer that purports to be made and which is valid under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act or a substantially similar act of another state is governed by the law of the designated state and may be executed and is enforceable in this state if at the time of the transfer, the transferor, the minor or the custodian is a resident of the designated state or the custodial property is located in the designated state.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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