WVC 48 - 1 - 217
§48-1-217. Court of competent jurisdiction defined.
"Court of competent jurisdiction" means a circuit court or
family court within this state or a court or administrative agency
of another state having jurisdiction and due legal authority to
deal with the subject matter of the establishment and enforcement
of support obligations. Whenever in this chapter reference is made
to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or similar
wording, such language shall be interpreted so as to include orders
of an administrative agency entered in a state where enforceable
orders may by law be properly made and entered by such
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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