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If i live in texas and move to florida will florida courts recognize my custody orders after one year of residency?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on Dec. 30, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I do believe that Floridia is required to recognize your custody orders from Texas no matter how long you've been there.

    If you're meaning will you be able to use Florida courts for any further custody issues. No. Texas will retain jurisdiction unless you petition the court in Texas for the change. And even then *I think* you need to prove it's in your child's best interest, not yours, to get the change.

    Answer by desert_diva at 1:26 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

  • they may or may not recog. it. each state is different and worst case scenerio is u go into a florida court and put them thru there.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:29 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

  • Yes, each state will enforce another state's court orders.
    BUT, you will need permission or you will at least have to notify the other parent of your intention to move to another state prior to your moving, especially if there is visitation involved.
    If you don't then you can be in for a lot of legal trouble.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:35 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

  • She can't move it to a Florida court without permission from Texas. And there's actually a very good reason for that. Child custody laws vary from state to state. It's set up the way it is to prevent parents from moving to another state and using the new state's custody laws to their advantage. This way, even if you move, you are still governed by the laws of the state you filed the agreement in.

    I'm not saying that's what the OP is doing. Just that the courts have to look at 'worst case scenarios' and enact laws according to those. Yeah, it makes it harder for those of us who aren't so slimey, but it also protects good parents from evil exs.

    Answer by desert_diva at 11:59 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

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