Humble, TX asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas

Q: I live in Texas with my kids, my kids father filed an allocation of rights from colorado, how do i respond?

I moved in November 2018 to TX, He still resides in Colorado. He filed this allocation of parental rights in Colorado. And, not knowing if I am an actual Texas resident after 7 months, how do igo about responding to this? do i have to file with Colorado? or does Colorado courts not have any rights to this in TX - therefore i respond through TX? I'm not sure how to respond.

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Rahlita D. Thornton

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A: It will depend on when the children were moved and when the actual filing was made. Consult a Colorado attorney if case is pending there to respond. In general, the jurisidiction of the court is the one where the child has resided 6 months prior to the filing. After discussing this with a Colorado attorney, if you still need assistance then please reach out to us. 888-343-4529.

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