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Legal Information: New York

Custody

Updated: 
May 8, 2020

Can I change the state where the case is being heard?

Maybe.  For information on trying to modify a final NY custody order in another state, or an out-of-state custody order in NY, please see our Changing a final custody order page in the general custody information section.  This will tell you what factors a judge should consider when deciding whether or not to transfer your case to a new state.

The custody process is often complicated.  Therefore, we recommend that you talk to a lawyer about any custody questions you have.  To find legal services in NY, go to our NY Finding a Lawyer page.  To find legal services in a state other than New York, go to Finding a Lawyer and select your state from the drop-down menu.