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my custody papers were set in washington state, but everybody

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my custody papers were set in washington state, but everybody involved has been living in california for 8 months to a year, what court has jurisdiction, how do i change jurisdiction to ca so that it can be modified?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Tina replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for contacting our JA team for guidance.


You need to go to your local court with the WA order and have it registered as a CA order. Call the clerk of the court first to see if there is anything else they require in order to get this accomplished.


Once it is registered in CA, you would file a motion to modify the order.

Please let me know if you need additional information.


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