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Legal Information: New York
Updated: November 9, 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.
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