LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A Los Angeles judge says he doesn’t have the authority to make new orders in actress Kelly Rutherford’s international child-custody battle because she has moved to New York.
Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ruled Thursday that he doesn’t have jurisdiction to intervene in her case because she no longer lives in California.
“The court realizes that (Rutherford) may be in a difficult place, but California does not have jurisdiction,” Juhas wrote.
Juhas convened a two-day hearing that focused on Rutherford’s finances, travel and her business and family ties to Los Angeles. She and ex-husband Daniel Giersch were married in California and got divorced in Los Angeles, but their children have lived with Giersch in Monaco since 2013.
Rutherford’s attorney, David J. Glass, argued that the “Melrose Place” star remained a California resident because she maintained business and banking ties in Los Angeles. He says he’s disappointed with the ruling.
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