Handling Family Law Issues Across State Lines

Relocation from one state to another can create some unique complexities if you or your child is currently covered by a child custody (legal decision-making), child support or spousal maintenance order. Kyle Scoresby is an experienced Arizona divorce and family law attorney. He and his staff at Scoresby Family Law in Mesa and Scottsdale Family Law in North Mesa have handled many interstate family law cases on behalf of clients nationwide. To discuss how we can help you, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Making Sure Orders Are Valid and Enforceable

Custody, support and spousal maintenance orders are issued under state laws, which often differ from state to state. However, the United States Constitution requires states to enforce each other’s orders, and many states have entered into special agreements for family law judgments.

If you have moved into Arizona or are looking to enforce an Arizona order in another state, you should consult a lawyer who is familiar with the procedures in interstate cases.

In certain circumstances, an order entered in another state may be modified or enforced in Arizona courts. If you are interested in modifying an order covering parties who reside in different states, Mr. Scoresby can help you decide on an appropriate interstate strategy for your modification case.

Addressing Long-Distance Parent-Child Relationships

Another type of family law case that requires knowledge of interstate rules is modification of parenting time and parenting responsibilities where one parent has moved out of state, either with the child or without the child. A long-distance relationship between a parent and a child creates unique challenges. These challenges should be met with creative solutions, respecting the child’s interests while giving the parent an appropriate amount of flexibility. Contact us to learn more about your options.