• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) If a foreign country or political subdivision that is a state will not or may not modify its order pursuant to its laws, a tribunal of the District may assume jurisdiction to modify the child-support order and bind all individuals subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal whether or not the consent to modification of a child-support order otherwise required of the individual pursuant to § 46-306.11 has been given or whether the individual seeking modification is a resident of the District or of the foreign country or political subdivision.

(b) An order issued pursuant to this section is the controlling order.

(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 615, as added June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(f)(11), 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 § 615 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act). See Volume 9, Part IB Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.