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MD Custody Jurisdication Question My ex and I both live in

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MD Custody Jurisdication Question: My ex and I both live in VA now, our initial and modified custody order were done in MD. She has been a VA resident for 5 months and I havae been here for 1 1/2 years. I filed for a venue change in Feb, the court denied because I have not finished paying the GAL that I had asked to be appointed during a custody filing that lasted two years and my ex still has custody. She has violated the order which stipulated that she provide me with a plotted calendar for the year and that I have have the children during specified times ,2 weekends me , them 1 weekend her etc.., and an extensive summer schedule. Her custody, as written in the order, is subject to the above. My question is which state has jurisdiction? The GAL still practices in the county where the order was issued and it is not far for either of us to appear in court there. I still meet and pick up the kids in the county where the order was issued.
MD would continue to have jurisdiction until you have settled the GAL fees. Once that is taken care of VA would have jurisdiction, specifically the county where the child is currently residing in. Your obligations to pay the GAL permit the state to have jurisdiction over the custody case until you have completed your obligations, then the court can release jurisdiction.

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