WVC 48 - 16 - 604
§48-16-604. Choice of law.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this
section, the law of the issuing state or foreign country governs:
(1) The nature, extent, amount and duration of current
payments under a registered support order;
(2) The computation and payment of arrearages and accrual of
interest on the arrearages under the support order; and
(3) The existence and satisfaction of other obligations under
the support order.
(b) In a proceeding for arrears under a registered support
order, the statute of limitation of this state or of the issuing
state or foreign country, whichever is longer, applies.
(c) A responding tribunal of this state shall apply the
procedures and remedies of this state to enforce current support
and collect arrears and interest due on a support order of another
state or a foreign country registered in this state.
(d) After a tribunal of this state or another state determines
which is the controlling order and issues an order consolidating
arrears, if any, a tribunal of this state shall prospectively apply
the law of the state or foreign country issuing the controlling
order, including its law on interest on arrears, on current and
future support and on consolidated arrears.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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