Custody battles occurring within state lines are challenging by themselves. When one parent lives or moves outside the state, the complications only increase. The main problems involve jurisdictions. They can be summarized as turf and expense.
Turf: It is always better and more comfortable to conduct a case in your own home territory, where you feel comfortable and where the law is familiar to you.
Expense: Besides losing comfort and tactical advantage, you spend more when the decision is made in another state. You must travel, your lawyer must travel, and all that quickly adds up.
Lawyers rely on an established accord, The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This act standardizes the way in which child custody is determined and custody and child relocation issues are remedied across state lines.
Settling Custody Issues In Florida And Every Other State
Many lawyers, asked to manage a custody case involving other states will back away from the challenge. Despite UCCJEA, interstate custody problems are perplexing to all but the most experienced family lawyer.
At Christian D. Smed, P.A. in Winter Park, we have been successful in numerous cases involving every part of the U.S. We also accept Hague Convention custody cases, and international cases in non-Hague Convention signatory nations. Contact us today at 407.644.2978 for a free consultation.
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