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Question: If there is no prior visitation order, and I need to file one, but I live in AZ and the child lives in IL, where do I need to file, AZ or IL?
Answer: This answer is for general information only. To see how the law applies to your specific case, please consult a lawyer. You may want to consult Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes which covers Marital and Domestic Relations. Chapter 8, Article 2 discusses the Jurisdiction of courts in determining child custody. ARS 25-1031 lists the conditions that a case must meet in order for an Arizona court to have jurisdiction. This article on Child Custody may provide some good information as well.
If there is no prior visitation order, and I need to file one, but I live in AZ and the child lives in IL, where do I need to file, AZ or IL?
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