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Legal Information: General



This section has general information about custody including:

  1. common factors that a judge considers when deciding custody;
  2. the pros and cons of filing for custody;
  3. whether to ask for supervised visitation; and
  4. how to change a final custody order once you've moved to a new state.

To view your state's specific laws, please select your state from the drop-down menu. Custody is complicated and it is important to try to find a lawyer who has experience with custody and domestic violence laws to help you with your case. In our general Custody page, we have information about custody that is not specific to any state. The page includes a section about how to try to transfer your custody case to a new state where you are living so that you can modify the custody order from your new state.