26-5B-109 Appearance and limited immunity.
Appearance and limited immunity.
(a) A party to a child-custody proceeding,
including a modification proceeding, or a petitioner or respondent in a proceeding to enforce or
register a child-custody determination, is not subject to personal jurisdiction in this state for another
proceeding or purpose solely by reason of having participated, or of having been physically present
for the purpose of participating, in the proceeding.
(b) A person who is subject to personal jurisdiction in this state on a basis other than physical
presence is not immune from service of process in this state. A party present in this state who is
subject to the jurisdiction of another state is not immune from service of process allowable under the
laws of that state.
(c) The immunity granted by subsection (a) does not extend to civil litigation based on acts
unrelated to the participation in a proceeding under this chapter committed by an individual while
present in this state.
Source: SL 2005, ch 137, § 9.