Child Custody Across State Lines

Family law cases involving parents living in different states are becoming more and more common. These cases, often called “interstate cases,” can be very technical and legally complex., These cases also tend to be high-stakes and high-conflict because of the nature of move-away cases and multi-state custody disputes. Even seemingly simple divorces or child custody suits can become very complicated and contentious if one of the parents resides in a different state.

This is a very technical area of the law which many family lawyers do not adequately understand. If you are involved in an interstate custody case, you need a lawyer who understands the applicable laws including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

Interstate Custody Disputes Under the UCCJEA Are Often High-Conflict, High-Stakes and usually Winner-Takes-All

Unfortunately, when one parent decides on their own to move out of state or run away with the children, the result is often a high-stakes, winner-takes-all custody dispute. Timing can be very important – one state filing first can often determine where the entire divorce or custody suit will proceed from that point on. Because of the complicated jurisdictional rules in these cases, it is extremely important that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.

Our team of family lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist you in your interstate custody dispute. We’ve handled a wide range of move-away and multi-state cases in central Texas and understand the technical side of this area of the law. If you are involved in a multi-state custody dispute, you need a lawyer who knows the law. Contact our office now to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation.

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