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Interstate Child Custody Orders

What You Need to Know About Custody Orders Between States

Although it can be difficult, it is not uncommon for divorced or unmarried parents to live in separate states. This type of arrangement can be challenging when it comes to determining how joint custody of a child will work between the parents. However, before parents start to argue about which state the child will be living in, it is important to note that child custody orders that are valid in one state can be enforced in nearly every other state. A custodial parent can't just decide to grab the child and move to another state without first adhering to specific procedures that are designed to protect the best interest of the child.

TRAVELING ABROAD WITH CHILDREN AFTER A DIVORCE: TIPS AND PITFALLS

With summer approaching in New York, many parents have begun planning vacations for when their children are off from school. However, when the parents in question are in the middle of or previously were involved in divorce and/or custody litigation, traveling with children can be a complex issue. Specifically, traveling abroad with your child can be a challenge under New York law where the parents don't agree. Due to fear regarding children being abducted to foreign countries by their parents, there are certain rules and regulations with respect to children traveling outside of the United States.

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