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We moved here in July of 2012.. so 9 months
Thank you for the additional information, most helpful.
As you and the child have been in Texas for nine months, you have established legal residence in that state. Pursuant to federal legislation, any legal action regarding the custody of the minor child should occur in the state in which the child resides. With this in mind, you might consider transferring the action to your state.
If this is something that interests you, this would mean that the legal action would take place in Texas, in the courthouse near to you. This, of course, means that the litigation would be convenient for you and inconvenient for the father, potentially discouraging him from pursuing anything.
However, to answer your question, if the action remains in Colorado, then it would be prudent to abide by the agreement as best as you can. If you do not, my suspicion is that the father would file motions for contempt and/or enforcement regarding these issues. If he does, then you would need to go to Colorado to address his motions.
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