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I think that I might meet the requirements to transfer my custody case to a new state. Where do I begin?

I think that I might meet the requirements to transfer my custody case to a new state. Where do I begin?

If you believe that your situation may come under the laws explained above, we strongly suggest talking to an attorney in the original state where the order was issued as well as in your current state for help in filing the appropriate legal papers.  Go to our Finding a Lawyer page for legal referrals.  You also may contact the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women at 1-800-556-4053 for help finding an attorney if there has been a history of abuse and you have a custody case involving more than one state.

If you cannot find an attorney, and you would like to talk more with WomensLaw.org about your particular situation, you can email us on our Email Hotline and we can see if there is any further information we can provide.