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The laws which make up custody jurisdiction fall into:
* The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
* The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
* The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
* The Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Essentially, this type of family law makes sure that you cannot move your child to another state or country simply in order to get a more favorable custody order in alternate state's court or to evade an existing custody order by feeling to another jurisdiction.
Custody orders must come from the state in which the child or children have been residing within the most recent six months. If you desire a change in custody, you must return to the original court of jurisdiction and petition that court for a change. It is only in this court that a lawful order to change or modify custody can take place.