§ 33-15.2-209 Proceedings in more than one state.
Except for a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency or a protective order limited to property located in this state as provided in § 33-15.2-204(a)(1) or (a)(2), if a petition for the appointment of a guardian or protective order is filed in this and another state and neither petition has been dismissed or withdrawn, the following rules apply:
(1) If the court in this state has jurisdiction under § 33-15.2-203, it may proceed with the case unless a court in another state acquires jurisdiction under provisions similar to § 33-15.2-203 before the appointment or issuance of the order.
(2) If the court in this state does not have jurisdiction under § 33-15.2-203, whether at the time the petition is filed or at any time before the appointment or issuance of the order, the court shall stay the proceeding and communicate with the court in the other state. If the court in the other state has jurisdiction, the court in this state shall dismiss the petition unless the court in the other state determines that the court of this state is a more appropriate forum.
(P.L. 2015, ch. 210, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 241, § 1.)