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26-7A-2Original jurisdiction of dependency and delinquency proceedings--Effect of custody award in prior divorce proceedings--Application of Indian Child Welfare Act.

The circuit court has original jurisdiction in all proceedings under this chapter and chapters 26-8A, 26-8B, and 26-8C.

If a child custody award has been made in a circuit court in a divorce action or other proceeding and the jurisdiction of the divorce court is continuing, a circuit court may nevertheless acquire jurisdiction in proceedings involving the same child if the child is alleged to be abused, neglected, in need of supervision, delinquent, or otherwise comes within the jurisdiction set forth in this section.

Due regard shall be afforded to the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-1963) if that act is applicable.

Source: SDC 1939, § 43.0302; SL 1968, ch 164, § 2; SL 1991, ch 217, § 1; SDCL, § 26-7-1.

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