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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    (a)    (1)    If a petition, peace order request, or citation is filed under this subtitle in a county other than the county where the child is living or domiciled, the court on its own motion or on motion of a party, may transfer the proceedings to the county of residence or domicile at any time prior to final termination of jurisdiction, except that the proceedings may not be transferred until after an adjudicatory hearing if the allegation is escape or attempted escape under § 9-404 or § 9-405 of the Criminal Law Article.

        (2)    In its discretion, the court to which the case is transferred may take further action.

    (b)    Every document, social history, and record on file with the clerk of the court pertaining to the case shall accompany the transfer.

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