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Sub Part D - Part 6 - Article 5B - Family Court

REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF FOREIGN CHILD SUPPORT ORDER

Section Description
580-615 Jurisdiction to modify child support order of foreign country.
580-616 Procedure to register child support order of foreign country for modification.
  S 580-615. Jurisdiction  to  modify  child  support order of foreign
  country. (a) Except as otherwise provided in  section  580-711  of  this
  article,  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 section 580-611 of this
  part  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.

  S 580-616. Procedure  to  register  child  support  order of foreign
  country for modification. A party or support enforcement agency  seeking
  to  modify,  or to modify and enforce, a foreign child support order not
  under the Convention  may  register  that  order  in  this  state  under
  sections  580-601 through 580-608 of this part if the order has not been
  registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time as
  a request for registration,  or  at  another  time.  The  petition  must
  specify the grounds for modification.


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