Colorado Springs Interstate Jurisdiction Lawyer
Handling Custody Cases between Parents in Different States
Custody disputes may arise between parents living in different states or when one parent wants to relocate to another state. These disputes can be complex and challenging, so it is important to work with a lawyer who has experience handling interstate cases.
At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., our Colorado Springs interstate jurisdiction attorneys have decades of family law experience to provide skilled legal representation for your case. Driven by our family values, we are passionate about helping parents overcome custody disputes amicably and efficiently.
Relocating Out of State with a Child
People choose to relocate for a variety of reasons, including employment and educational opportunities. When one parent decides to move, creating new custody arrangements can be a complicated process.
Whether it is made before or after a custody agreement has been ordered, a disputed relocation request must be approved by the court.
When deciding whether to approve a relocation request, courts will consider many factors, such as:
- Advantages of the move
- The impact of the move on the child’s education
- Family support in the new area vs. in Colorado
- The child’s preferences if they are mature enough
If you want to relocate with your child or prevent a relocation, our experienced interstate jurisdiction attorneys can help. We will take the steps necessary to help you accomplish your goals while protecting your child’s best interests.
When custody issues arise between parents in different states, there may be disputes about where the case should be litigated. Colorado adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) in 2000. The UCCJEA seeks to resolve jurisdictional disputes and has established specific criteria for determining jurisdiction.
These criteria include:
- The child’s home state
- Emergency jurisdiction
- Unjustifiable conduct by one party
Our Colorado Springs interstate jurisdiction lawyers have represented many clients in disputes and are ready to guide you through the process.
We are happy to provide a free consultation. Contact us for an appointment.