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Out-of-State Divorce & Custody Issues

Representing People in Interstate Divorce Concerns

Disputes can arise between spouses that live in different states that give rise to particularly challenging jurisdictional issues. Property division, child support, alimony, custody and visitation all may have to be dealt with while your spouse lives in a different state from you.

At Daniels & Rothman, we handle all out-of-state divorce issues from our office in Athens, Georgia. Greg Daniels, one of our firm's founding lawyers, focuses on family law and divorce. We utilize his skill and experience when representing clients wishing to seek legal action against a spouse living in another state.

To speak to an attorney who has years of family law and divorce experience, contact us at Daniels & Rothman for an initial consultation.

Helping You Deal with Out-of-State Divorce Issues

The main issue confronted by people seeking to bring an out-of-state spouse into a Georgia courtroom is figuring what court to file their claim in. The State of Georgia adopted the following acts to allow out-of-state divorce issues to be addressed in local courts:

  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) - Addresses the widespread problem of the nonpayment of child support and jurisdictional confusion
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) - Grants continuing and exclusive jurisdiction in child custody matters in the home state of the child
  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) - Establishes national standards for child custody issues

When dealing with out-of-state divorce issues like modifications or enforcements in a Georgia court, contact an attorney at Daniels & Rothman. We will help you understand your legal options to deal with interstate divorce issues with your spouse.

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