Thank you.TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION
Where the matter is to be heard is dependent on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act. This has been adopted by both Ohio (ORC 3127.01 et seq
) and Washington (Wash. Rev. Code. § 26.27.011 et seq.
Under this rule, the court that originally had jurisdiction KEEPS it unless all parties move out of the state. See here
. If he visits WA still or if you live in WA, then WA Court has jurisdiction, arguably. However, if no party objects, it may be moved to Ohio if you wish.
To domesticate the matter in Ohio, a Complaint to Register Foreign Judgment
is to be filed.MODIFICATION
This would be done by filing a Complaint for Modification of Custody
.FILING THIS TOGETHER
A Complaint to Register Foreign Judgment
and a Complaint for Modification of Custody
are filed back to back
together in such a case. The court should then quickly register the judgment in Ohio, and then open a modification for it.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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