Q: How long does someone have to be resident before being able to set up custody agreement.
My children were recently moved from one state to another and I want to establish a new custody order in their new state.
A: You should seek the permission of the Court BEFORE you move.
A: With some exceptions, it takes 6 months to establish jurisdiction in Louisiana. A relocation motion should be filed prior to moving out of state or beyond 75 miles (again, Louisiana law--other states may have different requirements for relocation).
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