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WVC 48 - 16 - 711 §48-16-711. Modification of convention child support order.

     (a) A tribunal of this state may not modify a convention child support order if the obligee remains a resident of the foreign country where the support order was issued unless:

     (1) The obligee submits to the jurisdiction of a tribunal of this state, either expressly or by defending on the merits of the case without objecting to the jurisdiction at the first available opportunity; or

     (2) The foreign tribunal lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its support order or issue a new support order.

     (b) If a tribunal of this state does not modify a convention child support order because the order is not recognized in this state, section 708(c) [§48-16-708(c)] applies.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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