Interstate Child Support And Custody Jurisdiction Issues

Enforcing or modifying custody orders can become complicated when one parent relocates with a child to another state or when parents live in different states.


Enforcing An Existing Child Custody Order In Another State

Under the full faith and credit clause, decisions made by a state with proper jurisdiction must be respected by all other states. This means that when a Texas court correctly issues a child custody order, that order must be recognized in other states.

Kelly J. Capps is licensed in Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Virginia and D.C. do not offer certification in family law and have no procedure for approving a certifying organization, Capps Law Firm, PLLC, serves clients in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, West Lake Hills and elsewhere in Texas.