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Co-Parenting Across Different States: Should You Be Worried?
  Co-parenting across different states can be tough and definitely difficult to pull off legally and practically. On a practical viewpoint, it can really be stressful during visitation because of the length of time it would take to travel. It can be arduous financially too. On the legal side of things, it can be quite difficult to achieve child custody and child visitation arrangements. Each state has its own laws regarding child custody. You can’t really expect a law in one state to apply in the next state, especially when it’s child custody we’re talking about. We have to remember that each state is sovereign and cannot be subjected to the rulings and holdings of other states. This is why it can be quite difficult and problematic for divorced parents who are residing in different states. Co-parenting is difficult as it is when you’re living just a few blocks apart in one state. Imagine how it would be if you tackle co-parenting across different states!   The UCCJEA   This kind of problematic setup seen in co-parenting across different states is not a rare case. Thankfully, the UCCJEA, or Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act is in place. This determines which state will be in charge to control the situation between the parents. This comes in handy especially when parents are in need of judicial orders including child custody and visitation. When the UCCJEA decides which state will control the situation, the parent living in the controlling state will obviously have certain advantages where co-parenting across different states is concerned. The main objective that led to the implementation of the UCCJEA is to prevent parents from moving from one court to another until a ruling that is favorable for them is achieved. To avoid such court-hopping situation, the UCCJEA states […]

Co-Parenting Across Different States: Should You Be Worried?