Child Custody Laws by State

Find your state's child custody laws online

Child custody laws outline the legal relationship between parents and children in the event of a divorce. When you start divorce proceedings, these laws outline your rights and responsibilities as a divorced parent. Child custody laws vary from state to state.

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Even if you have an attorney, it is a good idea to become familiar with the child custody laws in your state. Knowing your state's child custody laws lets you actively participate in your case and have a better idea of what to expect.

Select your state to view an online version of its current child custody laws.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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