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Q: What are New York’s child jurisdiction requirements?

A: The UCCJEA, which is the statute governing custody jurisdiction, generally looks at the 6 months immediately preceding the filing of the particular case. If the child was with one parent versus the other during that time frame, then that parent’s state would have jurisdiction. As it’s a somewhat complicated issue, however, I wouldn’t advise to proceed without counsel. Thus, call a Westchester family law attorney to schedule a consult. 

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