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1. What state are you in (TX)?2. What state is the child in?
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IF everyone (you/child/guardian) are in the same state? That makes it relatively easy...it gets complex when the child lives in a different state.
For your case, if the goal is to get custody and/or visitation of the child, you will need to hire a local attorney to file a "motion" on your behalf (a motion is a request to the court that is supported by the law) to the court requesting the court grant you visitation/custody.
The standard that the court will use is "what is best for the child"
If you can prove that it will be in the child's best interest to spend time with you, the court will grant the request.
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