Divorce Lawyer in Kirkland
Interstate jurisdiction can have a bearing on the enforcement of court orders in place from your divorce. Issues such as custody,
visitation rights and
child support can be affected if you move interstate after arrangements have been finalized in the state in which your divorce was processed. The matter of interstate jurisdiction as it relates to family law is very complicated in itself and can cause confusion even within the legal system. It is therefore vital that any matters relating to this be addressed by a knowledgeable and experienced
Kirkland divorce attorney.
The majority of U.S. states follow the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) in determining which state has the authority to issue and enforce orders relating to custody and visitation. Per the UCCJEA, custody is usually determined within the state the child has resided in for at least six months, considered the child's home state. When it comes to matters of child support, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) applies to the issuance and enforcement of child support orders within your home state as well as outside of it.
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At Carillon Point Family Lawyers, we understand that having to revisit such important issues after your divorce can be stressful and upsetting. We aim to help relieve some of that burden by taking care of the legal aspects of the situation with competence and care. Such a situation requires a broad view and the consideration of a range of laws and the consequences of certain legal paths. We will endeavor to have your case addressed in the most appropriate state and to achieve a resolution that is in the best interests of you and your family.
Contact a Kirkland divorce lawyer
if for more information on the effects of an interstate move on custody, visitation and child support, and what can be done in an effort to protect your rights.