No. 98-1385.

627 N.W.2d 550 (2001)

Upon the Petition of Karna Leigh JORGENSEN, Appellee, and Concerning Maurice Joseph Vargas, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Iowa.

Rehearing Denied May 30, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Maurice J. Vargas, Babylon, NY, pro se.

Diane L. Dornburg, Des Moines, for appellee.

Considered en banc.

LAVORATO, Chief Justice.

Maurice Joseph Vargas appealed from a district court judgment modifying a custody provision of a New York judgment of divorce from Karna Leigh Jorgensen. Vargas contended that, under Iowa Code chapter 598A (1997), the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA), the Iowa district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to modify the New York judgment. We transferred the case to the court of appeals, which reversed and dismissed Jorgensen...

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