Appeal from district court’s amended default divorce decree determining custody of the parties’ three minor children and dividing community property. The Court decided three separate issues in the appeal: (1) Whether the district court had home-state jurisdiction to make child custody determinations under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, codified at NRS Chapter 125A; (2) Whether the district court properly held that Nevada served as the children’s “habitual residence” and granted immediate return of the children, even though Japan is not a signatory of Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; (3) whether the district court properly entered the decree by default, notwithstanding, that Shinichi, through counsel, answered the divorce complaint and filed a countercomplaint for divorce?
Lowe, Zachary, "Summary of Ogawa v. Ogawa, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 51" (2009). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 348.