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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If the mother and the child now reside in South Carolina, that State could and would likely have jurisdiction over the matter and be able to hear it. It would not make sense for her and the child to have to return to Texas, for this to be heard, when they no longer reside in the state and have established residency elsewhere. Moreover, if he tried to take her back and she appeared and he simply did not show, without good cause, she can ask the Judge to award her and costs incurred as a result of this.
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