What are the jurisdiction laws in VA? My daughter lived in Amherst, VA for 2 yrs, then moved to NC for 4 months. She came to visit me at the end of September of last year. When she came, she stayed with her aunt in Campbell County, VA. While living there the aunt turned her into social services saying she was not taking care of her children. She had to sign a paper from social services stating that she could not take the kids from that house. She had to take a drug test and everything. The aunt, myself and my daughter filed for custody in the county the children where staying. When we went to court the judge said that she had jurisdiction over the case and she could here it. I have been doing a lot of searching and really question this. Please give help and hope.