Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 23.1
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

Article 1
General Provisions

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-23.1-104

§ 15-23.1-104. Application of this chapter to resident of foreign country and foreign support proceeding.

(a) A tribunal of this state shall apply this chapter to a support proceeding involving:

(1) A foreign support order;

(2) A foreign tribunal; or

(3) An obligee, obligor or a child residing in a foreign country.

(b) A tribunal of this state that is requested to recognize and enforce a support order on the basis of comity may apply the procedural and substantive provisions of this chapter.

(c) Article 7 of this chapter applies only to a support proceeding under the convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of article 7 is inconsistent with articles 1 through 6, the provisions of article 7 controls.

History of Section.
P.L. 2011, ch. 243, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 263, § 3.