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.