Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas

Q: Can a tx court keep me from my kids if i have court ordered joint legal custody in NM

Ex's wife put a restraining order against me in tx stating i cant even go to my kids schools they all live in NM and i have joint legal custody thru NM courts i have court on the 14th need legal help or advise please i just beat a case recently in nm falsly accused of something i didnt do by my ex and her for custodial interference but there the ones really trying to keep me away

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Gary William Boyle

Answered
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If the New Mexico Court had jurisdiction to issue a custody order in the past and at least one of the parents or the children continues to live in New Mexico, the New Mexico Court rather than a Texas Court would have continuing jurisdiction to modify that custody order. Child custody jurisdiction is a very complicated area of the law. You should retain qualified counsel to represent you in any hearings.

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