Any time a child who is subject to a child custody agreement is taken across state lines, there should be judicial oversight. This means that whether you are seeking to take your child to another state or your child’s other parent is seeking to move with the child to another state, the court should be involved.
Laws such as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) dictate how the courts must consider these cases. These laws establish various factors that determine what state an interstate child custody dispute should be heard in such as:
- What is the child’s home state?
- Does the child have a significant connection to the state?
We can help you take action to:
- Keep your child in the state
- Bring your child back to the state
- Help you secure the court’s permission to leave the state with your child