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It can be challenging for parents who do not live in the same state to maintain a child custody arrangement. Additionally, a child support agreement that was established in one state, may need to be modified to fit a child’s needs in a different state, especially if the standard of living is higher or lower than the previous state. At The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, our Cleveland child custody and support lawyer can help you ensure your child’s best interests are upheld as well as your own.

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Understanding Inter-State Child Custody Laws in Ohio

The Federal Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) governs how all child custody arrangements are handled after a parent relocates to a different state. The state that first issued the custody order usually retains jurisdiction. This means that the laws that govern the agreement remain intact regardless of the laws in the other state.

However, if the original order is deemed to be an “inconvenient forum,” either party can seek to modify the agreement. If the parent who relocated has resided in their new state for at least six months, they can seek to enforce, modify, or register their custody agreement with the new state.

Navigating Inter-State Child Support Adjustments in Cleveland

Like inter-state child custody, support orders that were initiated in another state are still under that state’s jurisdiction after the move. However, if neither parent lives in the origin state and after either parent has established residency in their new state, they can petition the court to transfer jurisdiction.

Once the jurisdiction has been transferred, the court will handle the support case like they would any other that was established in the state.

Expert Legal Assistance for Inter-State Custody and Support in Cleveland

You can count on our Cleveland inter-state child custody and support attorney to help you resolve your case. Whether you are looking to transfer jurisdiction to Ohio or attempting to enforce an out-of-state order, we will provide effective and empathetic services.

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