New York State Consolidated Laws
Family Court Act
Sub Part D - Part 6 - Article 5B - Family Court
REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF FOREIGN CHILD SUPPORT ORDER
||Jurisdiction to modify child support order of foreign country.
||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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