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Basically, the court that originally determined child custody would retain exclusive and continuing jurisdiction over any and all issues arising out the custody of the child.
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You can file a motion requesting a change of venue to New York since that is the residency of the child.
Has he filed in Florida yet?
If not, you can beat him to the punch and file in New York first.
If he has filed in Florida already, then you would need to file the motion for change of venue in the Florida court where he filed the action.
That's going to be difficult if you're caught in between both scenarios (not qualifying for legal aid and not making enough to afford an attorney). You may need to represent yourself pro se (without an attorney).