I have a two year old son who has lived with me in Idaho for more than half of his life. I have been fighting custody/parenting issues with his father in Washington and am having trouble finding anyone to represent me in Washington because of my ex's attorney. I can't afford to continue fighting his frivolous motions and he is continuing to keep me in court over every little thing because he is confident he will win since I don't have consistent counsel. I also can't afford the travel for hearings/consultations anymore, but he does not seem to be struggling for money at all. What are the odds that I could get this moved to Idaho so I can find a stable attorney? What do I need to do?
Almost none. Under the UCCJEA, if there is a previous court order in Wa. and one party still resides in Wa., Wa. has what is referred to as Exclusive Continuing Jurisdiction of all matters relating to the child -- it's a Federal statute adopt by all of the States. Sorry.
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