I got married in one state but I am a resident of another state, if my husband and I get a divorce what state law will child support be based on?

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The child support order will be based on the law of the state in which you file.  Courts generally have jurisdiction after you have lived there for 6 months.  You should also be aware that some states are community property states and some aren't--so what you get in the divorce may change if you move out of CA.

 


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