My ex and i divorced and he moved back to his home state Washington. I'm the custodial parent, in Colorado, in our divorce. I received a really good job offer in the state of Washington, an hour away from where he now lives. Do we have to go to the courts in Washington for a new parenting plan or how does that work with moving to the same state again?
The court in Colorado which granted your divorce has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the parenting plan until it enters an order declining to exercise further jurisdiction. You could work out a new parenting plan for Washington, and you also need the father's or the court's permission before you may move the child to another state. Once you have moved to Washington and have been there for 6 months, you can file your divorce case file with the courts there and ask them to assume jurisdiction for both enforcement and modification purposes, and also ask the Colorado courts to terminate their jurisdiction.
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