• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A tribunal of the District issuing a spousal-support order consistent with the law of the District has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal-support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.

(b) A tribunal of the District may not modify a spousal-support order issued by a tribunal of another state having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state.

(c) A tribunal of the District that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal-support order may serve as:

(1) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal-support order issued in the District; or

(2) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal-support order.

(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 211, as added June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(b)(3)(E), 53 DCR 3634.)


Legislative History of Laws

For Law 16-137, see notes following § 46-301.01.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provides: "This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007."

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 211 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act). See Volume 9, Part IB Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.