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§ 7B‑201.  Retention andtermination of jurisdiction.

(a)        When the courtobtains jurisdiction over a juvenile, jurisdiction shall continue untilterminated by order of the court or until the juvenile reaches the age of 18years or is otherwise emancipated, whichever occurs first.

(b)        When the court'sjurisdiction terminates, whether automatically or by court order, the courtthereafter shall not modify or enforce any order previously entered in thecase, including any juvenile court order relating to the custody, placement, orguardianship of the juvenile. The legal status of the juvenile and thecustodial rights of the parties shall revert to the status they were before thejuvenile petition was filed, unless applicable law or a valid court order inanother civil action provides otherwise. Termination of the court'sjurisdiction in an abuse, neglect, or dependency proceeding, however, shall notaffect any of the following:

(1)        A civil custodyorder entered pursuant to G.S. 7B‑911.

(2)        An order terminatingparental rights.

(3)        A pending action toterminate parental rights, unless the court orders otherwise.

(4)        Any proceeding inwhich the juvenile is alleged to be or has been adjudicated undisciplined ordelinquent.

(5)        The court'sjurisdiction in relation to any new abuse, neglect, or dependency petition thatis filed. (1979,c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c. 469, s. 4;  1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 23.2(d); 1998‑202,s. 6; 1999‑456, s. 60; 2005‑320, s. 2.)