How do I know that my child is now a resident of the state I reside in?

Asked 11 months ago - Barre, VT

I live in Vermont I just went to court today, in the order it states that my resident is now my daughters permanent resident for school, medical, and dental, she is four. My daughters mother was getting money from the state of Massachusetts for having my daughter, because my daughter's resident was with her mother in Massachusetts. Is there any forms/paper work that needs to be done in Vermont to make it official that my daughter is a Vermont resident, and not a Massachusetts resident? And to stop the money flow into her mother's household, because our daughter no longer resides there permanently.

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  1. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . I believe you mean "residence ". To my knowledge there is no particular form or forum to declare your daughter's residence as your own. When you file your taxes, you can declare her as a dependent living in your household.

    You may wish to contact the Massachusetts welfare authorities to advise them that the court has transferred custody of your child to you in Vermont.

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  2. Evan A Nielsen

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    Answered . You could always notify MA of the address change but it really sounds like it's more of an issue between you and your daughter's mother than something that revolves around your daughter directly.

    Evan A. Nielsen is licensed to practice law in California and handles federal tax matters throughout the U.S. The... more

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