Child Custody Disputes When Multiple States Are Involved
Child custody disputes involving parents who live in different states are becoming increasingly common. As fathers and mothers relocate to be closer to family or pursue new job opportunities, children can get caught between planes and parents.
At Rowe Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys offer a free initial phone consultation to answer your questions about multistate child custody disputes. We represent fathers and mothers in cases where a Pennsylvania court has jurisdiction over the custody order.
Which State Has Jurisdiction Over A Child Custody Dispute?
As a rule, the state in which the children live has jurisdiction in a child custody dispute. The exception to this rule is when there is a court order that allows jurisdiction to remain in a certain state, regardless of where the children move. Our lawyers can review your court order and determine whether Pennsylvania or another state has jurisdiction.
Our lawyers handle many multistate child custody issues, including:
- Relocation of a child
- Negotiation of visitation schedules, including frequency and length of visits, sharing of transportation costs, travel logistics and virtual visitation via services such as Skype
- Child custody and visitation modifications
- Enforcement of visitation and child support
- Abduction by a noncustodial parent