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June 12, 2020

So upheld the appellate decision in Matter of Susan A. v Christopher O. where the respondent resided in Texas and the petitioner and child resided in Rhode Island.

The court found that a month-to-month lease in New York was not entered in evidence and would have been insufficient to convey jurisdiction given other evidence to the contrary (regarding Rhode Island residency) as it did not indicate significant connections to the state as a result of living there for a length of time during a year.

There was also no evidence of a change in the child’s financial needs as cited in the petition to warrant an upward modification request.

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