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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6-613: Child support order; child resides out of state; jurisdiction

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

  Section 6-613. (a) If all of the parties who are individuals reside in the commonwealth and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal of the commonwealth shall have jurisdiction to enforce and modify the issuing state's child support order in a proceeding to register such order.

  (b) A tribunal of the commonwealth exercising jurisdiction under this section shall apply the provisions of this article and articles 1 and 2, and the procedural and substantive law of the commonwealth to the proceeding for enforcement or modification. The provisions of articles 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 shall not apply.

Chapter 209D: Section 6-613. Jurisdiction to modify child support order of another state when individual parties reside in the commonwealth

[ 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 6-613. Jurisdiction to modify child support order of another state when individual parties reside in the commonwealth.

  (a) If all of the parties who are individuals reside in the commonwealth and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal of the commonwealth has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the issuing state's child support order in a proceeding to register that order.

  (b) A tribunal of the commonwealth exercising jurisdiction under this section shall apply Articles 1 and 2, this Article and the procedural and substantive law of the commonwealth to the proceeding for enforcement or modification.

  Articles 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 do not apply.