Q: Myself&Children live in CO, Father on FL. Orgnl Support Order from MO. Can I move support order to CO and modify in CO?
Our Original divorce decree was settled in MO in 2019, Children’s Father and I have both moved out of MO, Children and I reside in CO while he moved to FL. He took me back to court in MO in 2021 and received an order that he may pay $596 for both children down from $700 the previous years. My attorney did not file any supporting evidence on my behalf to show my expenses on our children. I feel cheated by the system and now with prices increasing drastically and having to fly our children to FL every school break ie Thanksgiving,Christmas,Spring Break and Summer vacation the bills add up and I don’t feel we’re supporting the children Fairly. I would like CO to have jurisdiction to modify the support order and get the help I need to support our children as they deserve. but I don’t even know if that’s possible. Can you please help? My new husband and I have a 1year old boy now and food is being taken out of his mouth so our other children can go on vacations as the court has ordered.
A: Interstate jurisdictional issues can be tricky. Jurisdiction is most likely where he is now since you both moved out of MO. You can always file for child support where he is. However, Colorado jurisdiction it may depend on whether he has any contacts with Colorado and what those are.
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