Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 23.1
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

Article 7
Support Proceeding Under Convention

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-23.1-711

§ 15-23.1-711. Modification of convention child-support order.

(a) A tribunal of this state may not modify a convention child-support order if the obligee remains a resident of the foreign country where the support order was issued unless:

(1) The obligee submits to the jurisdiction of a tribunal of this state, either expressly or by defending on the merits of the case without objecting to the jurisdiction at the first available opportunity; or

(2) The foreign tribunal lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its support order or issue a new support order.

(b) If a tribunal of this state does not modify a convention child-support order because the order is not recognized in this state, subsection 15-23.1-708(c) applies.

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