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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6-612: Recognition of order modified in another state

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

  Section 6-612. Recognition of order modified in another state. A tribunal of the commonwealth shall recognize a modification of its earlier child support order by a tribunal of another state which assumed jurisdiction pursuant to a law substantially similar to this chapter and, upon request, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall:

  (1) enforce the order that was modified only as to amounts accruing before the modification;

  (2) enforce only nonmodifiable aspects of that order;

  (3) provide other appropriate relief only for violations of that order which occurred before the effective date of the modification; and

  (4) recognize the modifying order of the other state, upon registration, for the purpose of enforcement.

Chapter 209D: Section 6-612. Recognition of order modified in another state

[ 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 6-612. Recognition of order modified in another state. If a child support order issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth is modified by a tribunal of another state which assumed jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, a tribunal of the commonwealth:

  (1) may enforce its order that was modified only as to arrears and interest accruing before the modification;

  (2) may provide appropriate relief for violations of its order which occurred before the effective date of the modification; and

  (3) shall recognize the modifying order of the other state, upon registration, for the purpose of enforcement.