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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6-603: Effect of registration for enforcement

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

  Section 6-603. Effect of registration for enforcement.

  (a) A support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of the commonwealth.

  (b) A registered order issued in another state is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth.

  (c) Except as otherwise provided in this article, a tribunal of the commonwealth shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.

Chapter 209D: Section 6-603. Effect of registration for enforcement

[ 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 6-603. Effect of registration for enforcement.

  (a) A support order or income-withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of the commonwealth.

  (b) A registered support order issued in another state or a foreign country is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth.

  (c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a tribunal of the commonwealth shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.