Custody or visitation in another state

Submitted by FrancesS79 on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 13:47

I live in FL and my son lives in NY. How do I go about filing for custody or visitation of my son, when Im unable to get to NY for court or to file? Can I file in FL or does it have to be in the state that my son resides? 

You would file in NY, assuming your son lived there for the past 6 months. 

Ask to appear at the hearing by phone or perhaps video by explaining why you can't be there in person.