Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Virgin Islands

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 4, § 76

The superior court shall have original jurisdiction to grant adoptions and changes of name.

Venue

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 4, § 78

Venue is in the judicial division where the petitioner resides.

For the convenience of parties and witnesses, and in the interest of justice, the court may transfer any action or proceeding pending in one judicial division to another for hearing and determination.