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thank you for your time. Since my daughter has lived with me for 33 months will i be able to file in texas to modify or would i have to do it in florida?
In miami florida
Then it is still a Florida case for the time being. However, federal law states that child custody matters should be litigated in the state in which the child resides. As the child has resided with you for sometime in Texas, the case should be transferred there.
The easiest way to handle this would be to retain a family law attorney in your area. The attorney could handle the matter for you and make the process more simplistic. If you desire to proceed on your own, you would be looking to have the Florida judgment registered in Texas. Once that occurs, you could then file a petition to modify the custodial arrangement and proceed in Texas. You should consider contacting the clerk of the court in your county on Monday, they may well have template documents to help you start the process.
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