My ex-wife and I and both of our children currently live in North Dakota.
North Dakota currently has jurisdiction over our divorce
case to include child custody
and child support
We are all relocating to our home state of California at the end of July 2016.
We currently enjoy joint custody
(50/50) of our two children and wish this to continue.
However, North Dakota forced us into a child support offset configuration which we both feel is unfair since we provide equally toward the care and financial responsibility of our children without the offset.
Therefore, we would like to request a change in jurisdiction from North Dakota to California and either file for a modification to the current child support order after the relocation has taken place or submit a new marital settlement
agreement for approval in the California Courts.
Can you tell me what documentation we would need to file once arriving in California?
Does the 6-month time requirement to establish residency apply even if both parties agree that California is our new State of Residence? Or is that reserved for relocations that are in contention?
How do we request North Dakota courts to relinquish their jurisdiction? Or is that request necessary since none of the interested parties will be residing in North Dakota?