What is the process for getting a change of venue or change of jurisdiction in my divorce and child custody case?
Our case is taking place in another county from where my children and I live, and it appears nobody in that county seems to have the best interests of the children in mind.
Can I request a change of venue?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska and Iowa divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
If a certain court carries a particular bias or conflict, you can request a change in venue, at least in the jurisdictions I practice in. Further, if the parties are no longer located in the original jurisdiction and all parties consent, a transfer is quite simple.
However, if in your divorce you are dealing with real property then jurisdiction will likely need to remain in the county where the real estate is located. Further, if your spouse has no contacts with the county you are requesting, you may not be able to transfer the case.
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Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.