232.110  Venue.

1.  Venue for termination proceedings under this chapter shall be in the judicial district where the child is found or the judicial district where the child resides except as otherwise provided in subsection 2.

2.  If a court has made an order concerning the child pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and the order is still in force at the time the termination petition is filed, such court shall hear and adjudicate the case unless the court transfers the case.

3.  The judge may transfer the case to the juvenile court of any county having venue in accordance with the provisions of section 232.62.

Section History: Early form

  [C79, 81, § 232.110]

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