Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-23.1
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

Registration enforcement and Modification of Foreign Child-Support Order

ARTICLE 15-23.1-601
Registration, Enforcement and Modification of Support Order

SECTION 15-23.1-615

§ 15-23.1-615. Jurisdiction to modify child-support order of foreign country.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in § 15-23.1-711, if a foreign country lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its child-support order pursuant to its laws, a tribunal of this state may assume jurisdiction to modify the child-support order and bind all individuals subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal whether the consent to modification of a child-support order otherwise required of the individual pursuant to § 15-23.1-611 has been given or whether the individual seeking modification is a resident of this state or of the foreign country.

(b) An order issued by a tribunal of this state modifying a foreign child-support order pursuant to this section is the controlling 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.)