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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2-206: Enforcement and modification of support order by tribunal having continuing jurisdiction

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2016. For text effective March 31, 2016, see below.]

  Section 2-206. Enforcement and modification of support order by tribunal having continuing jurisdiction.

  (a) A tribunal of the commonwealth may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce or modify a support order issued in that state.

  (b) A tribunal of the commonwealth having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal under this chapter to enforce or modify the order. If a party subject to the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the tribunal no longer resides in the issuing state, in subsequent proceedings the tribunal may apply Section 3-316 (Special Rules of Evidence and Procedure) to receive evidence from another state and Section 3-318 (Assistance with Discovery) to obtain discovery through a tribunal of another state.

  (c) A tribunal of the commonwealth which lacks continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order may not serve as a responding tribunal to modify a spousal support order of another state.

Chapter 209D: Section 2-206. Continuing jurisdiction to enforce child support order

[ Text of section as recodified by 2016, 53, Sec. 1 effective March 31, 2016 applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2. See 2016, 53, Sec. 3. For text effective until March 31, 2016, see above.]

  Section 2-206. Continuing jurisdiction to enforce child support order.

  (a) A tribunal of the commonwealth that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of the commonwealth may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce:

  (1) the order if the order is the controlling order and has not been modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; or

  (2) a money judgment for arrears of support and interest on the order accrued before a determination that an order of a tribunal of another state is the controlling order.

  (b) A tribunal of the commonwealth having continuing jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal to enforce the order.