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In a prev 2011 custody case the state of NM ruled that it no

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In a prev 2011 custody case the state of NM ruled that it no longer had jurisdiction. I argued that the kids and I are residents of Germany and the father resides in Texas. If I want to enforce the original child support order from NM or review for an increase, what state or country would I have to file in? Do I have the right to file in Texas as a non resident?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  John Domestic replied 5 years ago.

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If the father is in Texas then you can have the NM order domesticated in the state of Texas and the Texas court can enforce the order. The NM court would not have authority to enforce the order since no one lives there. Texas child support enforcement may help you enforce the order.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Where would I file to have the child support increased?
Expert:  John Domestic replied 5 years ago.
You could file that in Texas as well.
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