What happens after its registered? Can I then file here in VA for full custody? My son is 2 years old we have joint legal custody with primary physical custody vested to me & visitation to him is my son too young to be traveling to another state to spent time with his father because he feels he has the right to have his son to live with him too? If I cannot afford a lawyer to help with my custody case are there resources available to me to get legal help?
Moving the case to virginia would make virginia the place to apply to modify the current order. However, based upon what you have given us, you are not likely to remove the fathers right to visitation with the child or having his visitation at his home (where ever that may be). The court looks at the best interest of the child and believes both parents being involved in the child's life are in the best interest, unless a parent does something that would make the court believe otherwise. There are legal services organizations that can assist you in this situation.
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I am assuming that you and your ex-husband live here in VA and that your ex is now moving out of state to GA? If so, VA has jurisdiction in any custody case about your son and will retain it unless your son lives primarily with your ex in GA. If your original Order is from a GA Court however, yes, you should register it here in VA, as well as file for an amendment to your visitation Order based on your ex's move out of state. As long as you continue to live here with primary custody of your son, it is very unlikely that any other state could claim jurisdiction in a custody dispute.
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