Which state has jurisdiction over child custody?

Which state has jurisdiction over child custody?

Jurisdiction will lie in the child’s home state, or in a state where the child has resided for the six months prior to the filing of the action. Any parent seeking custody must also reside in the state in which the custody action is filed for six months prior to filing the action.

How do you change jurisdiction from one state to another?

Generally, once a court has jurisdiction, that court will keep jurisdiction, even if you move to another state. If you have moved, you can ask the court that issued the original order to change the jurisdiction to the new state that you are in.

What is Uccjea declaration?

The UCCJEA (FL-105) is required if you have minor children of your marriage. Again, if you have minor children of the marriage, you’re going to complete FL-105 which is the declaration called, The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act or UCCJEA (abbreviated due to its very long name).

What is the purpose of the Uccjea?

The purpose of the UCCJEA is to allow states to determine which states has jurisdiction regarding custody and visitation and for the court to determine who has “home state” jurisdiction.

Is the Uccjea a federal law?

The UCCJEA was drafted in 1997 to help reconcile differences between the UCCJA and federal laws such as the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). HOW DOES IT WORK? The UCCJEA is a uniform state law regarding jurisdiction in child custody cases.

How do you Coparent with a toxic ex?

7 Tips for Healthy Co-Parenting When a Toxic Ex Is InvolvedAvoid speaking negatively about the other parent to the child. Identify what Is most important to you as a parent. Support communication between your child and ex-spouse. Consider the other parent when making decisions about your child.