Question: I recently came home to find that my wife had left me and she took our two children with her. She took them across state lines to Florida (I live in Colorado) and is refusing to let me have access to them. What do I need to do to start …CONTINUE READING
Validity of Mediation Agreements and Jurisdictional Limitations
Question: We reached a memorandum of understanding in mediation that neither party will seek to change jurisdiction of the case. We have both moved out of the original issuing state and now live in the same state albeit in separate homes. My ex-wife wants to modify child support through the …CONTINUE READING
Jurisdiction Confusion In Child Custody Cases
Question: My ex-wife lives in another state and rarely has communication with our child, who primarily lives with me even though he lived with his mother in another state when the initial custody determination was made. I would like to modify custody to reflect the changes in living arrangements, but …CONTINUE READING
Establishing Residency And Transferring Divorce Case
Question: I am moving to another state and would like that state’s divorce laws to apply to my case once I establish residency. My divorce case is final in the state I currently live in, but when I’m settled in my new state can I transfer jurisdiction to that state?CONTINUE READING
Can My Family Get Emergency Custody While I’m Deployed?
Question: My wife let our children travel out of state to visit my family while I am deployed overseas so that she could take time to receive help for her various addictions. I fear for my children’s safety while with their mother, and I do not want my family to …CONTINUE READING
Which State Has Jurisdiction If Child Lives In Another State?
Question: My wife and I are currently separated and live in separate states, though our child lives with me. I do not yet meet the residency requirements to file for divorce in my state, but my wife does meet the residency requirements in her state. She says that once she …CONTINUE READING
Child Custody And UCCJEA: Which State Has Jurisdiction?
Question: What state has jurisdiction of a child custody case if I want to prevent my child from being relocated out of state? My child and my ex-wife still live in the state we were divorced in, though I have since moved across the border to another state. My ex-wife …CONTINUE READING
Divorce Jurisdiction: Divorcing When Living In Separate States
By Sara Pitcher Noblesville, Indiana Divorce Lawyer If divorcing parties physically separate and move to different counties, or even different states before legally separating, this can raise questions as to where to where the jurisdiction is in order to file for the dissolution of the marriage or the legal separation. …CONTINUE READING
Can My Ex File A Child Support Modification In Another State?
Question: My ex-wife wants to have the child support amount modified because she says she is not receiving enough money following one of our children’s emancipation. She and the children live in Arizona and she says she is going to file the child support modification there. However, I still live …CONTINUE READING
Can A Court Exercise Personal Jurisdiction Over A Non-Resident Defendant?
Question: Our divorce has not been finalized but we have had child support orders entered in the state my wife and children live (California). Now that I live in another state (Washington), can I file for divorce in this state as long as I’ve met the residency requirements or does …CONTINUE READING