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I live in california and my ex spouse left to Texas. I want…

I live in california and...
I live in california and my ex spouse left to Texas. I want to file for divorce and obtain visitation and/or custody of my children. She left to texas 2 months ago. If I file in CA how can I reqwuire her to come to CA for the court hearings?
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Yes, if you reside in CA, you can file for divorce in CA and the CA court will take jurisdiction over the divorce. As far as custody, this is much more complex if she has established residency in Texas already for 6 months. If she has been there with the children for 6 months, then the CA court could decline to rule on the custody matter based off of the children being residents of Texas and they could issue the divorce but force you to file any custody or child support issues in Texas.


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