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My divorce was finalized in Minnesota. I currently live in

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My divorce was finalized in Minnesota. I currently live in Oklahoma and my ex-husband and daughter live in Houston. My ex-husband and I have joint custody, but he has physical custody of our 13 year-old daughter. She no longer wants to live with him. What can I do and what state do I need to do it in?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 6 years ago.
Hello there:

you generally have two options in this situation:

1. File for a motion to modify custody in Minnesota; or

2. File a motion to change venue in Minnesota and transfer it to Houston; thereafter file a motion to modify custody in Houston.

The order stays where it originates, but when both parents and the child no longer live in-state, it can transfer to the state where the child resides.

I hope that this helps.
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