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Legal Information: General
This section has general information about custody including:
- common factors that a judge considers when deciding custody;
- the pros and cons of filing for custody;
- whether to ask for supervised visitation; and
- 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.
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