Q: if my kids live in a different state and there is no custody arrangement how do I get visitation
A: You would most likely be bound by the laws of the state in which the children are living. The proper state in which to bring a suit involving custody/visitation is usually determined by the UCCJEA - a statute that has been adopted by most states. Once you determine the proper state to bring your action for visitation, you would follow the laws and procedure of that state.
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