Sure you can, but it might have to be done in the other state and you risk the other state mandating you have to return the child, you need to cosult an Attorney quickly.
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I question if you violated a custody rule or your custody order in the other state by moving here. Had you moved from PA, the other parent could have filed for a relocation hearing. Yes, you can get child support, but, as been pointed out by the other attorney, the jurisdiction may be in the other state if you have not resided in PA for six months. You can file yourself in allegheny county and the intake person should confirm whether you can file here.
I think you asked another question about child support, but with fewer details. From this, it is clear that the "other state" has already issued orders regarding custody. They must have also taken up the issue of child support in some way, meaning that they will retain jurisdiction over that issue. And I agree with the other answers in that I hope the other parent knew about your move well in advance.
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