Custody jurisdiction

Peggy - posted on 09/20/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So I'm wondering if any moms might have been through this or know.
AZ had jurisdiction over my custody case. I ended up moving to CA and the dad ended up moving to OR and the child resides with mean CA and has for almost a year now. I'm wanting to modify the current agreement. Do I have to get the case moved from AZ to CA or can CA take jurisdiction since the child has been here more than 6 months and no party lives in AZ anymore. I'm hoping to just be able to file to modify. I asked the court office but they said they cannot give legal advice.

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Ev - posted on 09/21/2016

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I agree with the other ladies. Being this includes other states besides the one that the original custody was set in, you need a lawyer to look into this.

Michelle - posted on 09/21/2016

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Ask a lawyer, you will get the correct advice that way, not just another Mother's interpretation of what it should be.

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