§ 15-23.1-710. Foreign support agreement. [Contingent effective date; see note.].
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) and (d), a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce a foreign support agreement registered in this state.
(b) An application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be accompanied by:
(1) A complete text of the foreign support agreement; and
(2) A record stating that the foreign support agreement is enforceable as an order of support in the issuing country.
(c) A tribunal of this state may vacate the registration of a foreign support agreement only if, acting on its own motion; the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.
(d) In a contest of a foreign support agreement, a tribunal of this state may refuse recognition and enforcement of the agreement if it finds:
(1) Recognition and enforcement of the agreement is manifestly incompatible with public policy;
(2) The agreement was obtained by fraud or falsification;
(3) The agreement is incompatible with a support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose in this state, another state, or a foreign country if the support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under this chapter in this state; or
(4) The record submitted under subsection (b) lacks authenticity or integrity.
(e) A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 243, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 263, § 3.)