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my friend lives in colarado and his ex wife with his son is

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my friend lives in colarado and his ex wife with his son is in arizona. she is living with somebody who is a alcholic. he beleaves that his son is not being treated right and wants to get cusdoty of his son. where should he file in colarado where he lives or in arizona. the boy is ten years old?. origanally the divorce was in florida where he lived at the time. he pays child support in florida
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 4 years ago.
Dear boblandola - The jurisdiction would be where the child lives so he would have to file in AZ. Assuming there is court ordered visitation from the FL courts then he can simply have the case transferred to AZ pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Act and then file his motion for a change of custody in AZ. The court bases its decision on the "best interests if the child" so if he can show that it is in the bet interests of his child to live with him then he can get the custody changed.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
can he go to child services and have them check on his son?
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 4 years ago.
Of course he can contact child services and express his concerns. If child services removes the child he can ask them for custody although it may be more difficult because if him living out of state.
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