Out-of-State Custody & Placement
Working with us on Out-of-State Custody & Placement Cases
When parents live in different states and have a dispute about the custody or placement of their children, there is a question as to which state should hear the matter. In order to have a generally uniform law across the nation, all states except Massachusetts have adopted the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”). The UCCJEA provides clear standards that states rely upon in determining jurisdiction relating to interstate child custody matters. In addition, the UCCJEA gives judges a clear process for determining and enforcing interstate custody and visitation rights. When you choose our law firm, you can be assured that our Wausau divorce lawyer routinely handles matters involving interstate child custody and placement, and can guide you through the complexities of the UCCJEA.