Whether for reasons of employment, family, or simple preference, many relationships contain interstate components. Recent immigrants to the U.S., foreign nationals, and lifelong U.S. citizens may choose to live in any one of our country’s states. When minor children are involved, issues regarding child custody and visitation quickly become complicated and contentious. At Maxim Smith, we help parents throughout the country obtain and enforce child custody orders that protect their parent-child bonds.
Based in St. Paul, our interstate child custody attorneys at Maxim Smith represent clients throughout Minnesota, the United States and the globe.
St. Paul Interstate Custody Jurisdiction Dispute
When parents live in different states, complex jurisdictional issues arise.
Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), states are required to honor existing child custody orders made by other state courts with proper jurisdiction. However, determining which state has proper jurisdiction to issue child custody orders can be a complicated process.
At Maxim Smith, we help parents obtain valid and enforceable interstate family law St. paul MN child custody orders that protect their children and preserve parent-child bonds. We also help parents enforce their visitation orders throughout the U.S.