I got a divorce in Texas, though when the divorce was finalized, no one lived there. The kids as well as me and my ex had been living in other states for years. My ex is trying to serve me papers to appear in court in Texas. I don't want to have to keep going to Texas whenever there's a disagreement over the divorce decree.
You need to contact Texas counsel to get the matter moved to a more convenient forum. You need to have the judgment registered in New York and file a petition in New York. Seek New York counsel.
You ae not alone in being divorced in one state and moving to another. In an effort to provide unity among the states and to clarify this issue, almost every state has passed the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. NY has a version of this so that if you and your child have lived in NY for at least 6 months prior, a custody decree of another state may be filed with the court and it shall be treated as if issued by a court of that state.
You should discuss your situation with counsel, and go forward with a plan.
Talk to a lawyer in Texas. Ask them to petition the court to have the case removed to NY where the child now lives.
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