Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-23.1
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

ARTICLE 15-23.1-201

SECTION 15-23.1-211

§ 15-23.1-211. Continuing exclusive jurisdiction to modify spousal-support order.

(a) A tribunal of this state issuing a spousal-support order consistent with the law of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal-support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.

(b) A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal-support order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state or foreign country.

(c) A tribunal of this state that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal-support order may serve as:

(1) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal-support order issued in this state; or

(2) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal-support order.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 69, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 76, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 243, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 263, § 1.)