Code Section Group

Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 9. SUPPORT [3500 - 5700.905]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

PART 6. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act [5700.101 - 5700.905]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 493, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 6. Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Support Order [5700.601 - 5700.616]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 493, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 4. Registration and Modification of Foreign Child-Support Order [5700.615 - 5700.616]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 493, Sec. 5. )

5700.615.
  

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 5700.711, 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 Section 5700.611 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.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 493, Sec. 5. (SB 646) Effective January 1, 2016.)

5700.616.
  

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 5700.601 through 5700.608 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.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 493, Sec. 5. (SB 646) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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