Queens, NY asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New York

Q: If I was granted residential custody in 2020 of my kids and they moved to NY do Jersey still have jurisdiction

My childrens dad still live in NJ he was given custody of the kids on 1/08/2020 because the kids were still residents of NJ. DYFFS then found him negligent and the judge granted me residential custody of the kids. We have been in NY for almost 3 years? Visitation order was dismissed without prejudice due to an open child protective services case pending in NY because of an incident which occurred during his visit. We are currently in court in NY. Which court has jurisdiction over the children?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Custody jurisdiction is based on the residence of the children for the previous 6 months.

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