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Question: My divorce and custody order was done in Arizona. My ex husband and I both moved out of state over a year ago. Is our court order from Arizona still valid or do we need to go back to court? Thank you for your help!
Answer: Arizona follows the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act as do all 50 states in the U.S. That means your custody order will be recognized in your current state of residence. However, you may be required to register your divorce decree and custody order in the state where you live. In Arizona, Arizona Revised Statutes, section 25-1055 requires that a custody order issued in another state be registered in Arizona. Your current state likely has the same requirement as part of the Uniform Act. Contact your local family court for more information.
My divorce and custody order was done in Arizona. My ex husband and I both moved out of state over a year ago. Is our court order from Arizona still valid or do we need to go back to court? Thank you for your help!
- Please select your county of residence below.
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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