Charleston, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: I live in Illinois and my daughter lives with my ex wife. Do I need a lawyer from texas

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William Harold Mazur
William Harold Mazur
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I'm assuming you want to pursue legal proceedings related to visitation, custody, child support, or something else related to your ex and your child. If so, which state you need to initiate court proceedings in depends on how long the mother and child have been living in Texas. If the child was born in Illinois and you and your ex wife were married and living here, it retains jurisdiction over your case until the child has resided for at least 6 months in another state. So, if your ex and your daughter have been in Texas for 6 months, then any case you bring needs to be filed there and you would need a Texas attorney. I hope this answers your question.

Best of luck to you.

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