Father could not consent to Washington courts having jurisdiction over child custody dispute under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA); there was no language in the UCCJEA that allowed the parties to waive the jurisdiction of one state in favor of another by their conduct or their agreement [citing UCCJEA ‘ 201 cmt., 9 pt. IA U.L.A. at 673].
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