UIFSA Interstate Child Support Primer

If you’re dealing with interstate modification of child support, you’ll want to check out “Note from the Field: Modification of Child Support Orders under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA),” 2004 Army Lawyer 57 (December, 2004). Designed as it is for Legal Assistance Attorneys with the JAG office, the article describes the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and the steps required to modify a child support order that crosses state lines.

The article, written by Major Robert D. Broughton, Jr., notes that the first step in modifying a child support order is deciding which state has subject matter jurisdiction. The next step is to register a support order for modification in the appropriate state. The article also deals with the choice of law issues under UIFSA. It finishes with the handiest of tools, a quick summary of where to find UIFSA in each state’s statutes. Well done, Maj. Broughton, and thank you.

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