Which state child custody laws will apply to my case? 3 Answers as of May 10, 2011

My two children and I live in the state of Washington. However, their father lives in the state of Texas. Do the child custody laws of Washington override the laws of Texas because my children reside in Washington?

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Beresford Booth PLLC
Beresford Booth PLLC | S. Scott Burkhalter
If you have lived here with the children for 6 months, Washington "custody laws" will apply.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/10/2011
Seattle Divorce Services
Seattle Divorce Services | Michael V. Fancher
If the children have lived in Washington for more than six months, generally it is going to be Washington that would have jurisdiction over them.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/10/2011
Glenn E. Tanner
Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
Usually, if you have resided in Washington for at least six months, Washington will have jurisdiction over the children.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/10/2011
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