Actually Florida does have jurisdiction, because the child's homestate has been in Florida all this time. Further this is not a child custody
case but a child protection
case since the child is now left without a parent in Florida. That state has jurisdiction on this case and does require mom to come to Florida to claim her daughter. If mom does not come the child can be considered abandoned by both of her parents and the child can be made a ward of the state which can eventually mean losing parental rights
. So these are not threats but what can actually happen. NY has no jurisdiction on a child protection case, so they are not required to file anything in NY.
Mom need to go to Florida or she can lose her rights to her daughter.
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