If my ex has moved out of the state where custody was filed into the state I live in without notifying the court, is there anything I can do to modify custody?

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If my ex has moved out of the state where custody was filed into the state I live in without notifying the court, is there anything I can do to modify custody?

Also, he is refusing to let me see my daughter because the court that determined custody says that a home inspection is due but no inspection has been done in almost a year. I’ve tried to get one set up but keep getting told that the court has to schedule it. At a loss for what to do and all the while I don’t get to see my daughter.

Asked on November 19, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You now need to file a petition in the court in the state in which you reside, especially if they both now live in the same state. You cannot sit on this; you need a lawyer immediately. This should not be done on your own because your lawyer will basically need to work to get the matter transferred and actually heard by the new court.


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