If you and your spouse have recently parted ways, it may be difficult for you to contemplate ever having a civil relationship again. Right now, you may feel that it is impossible to even have a normal conversation with your ex without it turning into a fight. While some people don't feel the need to speak to their ex going forward, others see it as necessary for getting through the divorce proceedings and for co-parenting their children in years to come.
Child custody law tends to be very similar across states. In addition to this, most states in the U.S. have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which aids states in cooperation when it comes to multistate custody cases.