San Diego, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: This question is about Paternity.

If a mother moves from california to louisiana with her child, how long does she have to live in louisiana to become a resident?

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Andy Cook

Answered
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: For purposes of establishing Louisiana's right to make child custody and visitation orders, the general rule is six months leading up to the filing of paperwork to file a custody case in that state. At least that's how it's done in California. But there is no mention of the father and where he lives or what view he takes on a possible move.

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