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Interstate Custody & Support

Providence Lawyer Solving Interstate Disputes

In today's mobile world, disputes between parents who reside in different states concerning child custody and support are common. The Federal Government, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have created a variety of laws to address these complicated issues.

A court judgment may enter in one state and later, one or both of the parents and the children have moved from that state to different parts of the country. Soon, Mom and Dad are competing in a complicated maze to determine which state can properly hear the case and what Court orders are valid and in effect.

At my practice, now John L. Quigley, Jr., P.C., I represent parents around the country whose cases involve Rhode Island or Massachusetts Courts. I understand the numerous federal and state laws on issues ranging from support and custody to health insurance coverage and parental kidnapping. Organizing a detailed history of the litigation is critical in expert analysis of the laws and successful arguments before the Court.

An Alphabet Soup of Laws

Federal and State Laws:

  • UIFSA Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
  • UCCJEA Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • QMCSO Qualified Medical Child Support Order
  • PKPA Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

These are only some of many tools available to quickly resolve issues involving custody and support. Too often, parents may wrongly conclude that a Court 2,000 miles away can properly hear the dispute.

National Referral Source

I have been active in the family law section of the American Bar Association for over ten years. This provides a ready resource of expert family law attorneys around the country should assistance be required in other states.

For a free consultation and case evaluation with attorney Jack Quigley, call 401-965-4517 or send an e-mail. Located in Providence, my firm serves clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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John L. Quigley, Jr.
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Providence RI 02903

Phone: 401-965-4517
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