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Title 15B : Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996)

Chapter 012 : JURISDICTION

(Cite as: 15B V.S.A. § 1201)
  • § 1201. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident

    (a) In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determine parentage of a child, a tribunal of this State may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual's guardian or conservator for any of the following:

    (1) The individual is personally served with notice of the proceeding within this State.

    (2) The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this State by consent in a record by entering a general appearance, or by filing with the tribunal a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction.

    (3) The individual resided with the child in this State.

    (4) The individual resided in this State and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child.

    (5) The child resides in this State as a result of the acts or directives of the individual.

    (6) The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this State and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse.

    (7) The individual asserted parentage of a child in the putative father registry maintained in this State by the Probate Division of Superior Court in the District of Chittenden.

    (8) There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this State and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.

    (b) The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection (a) of this section or in any other law of this State may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of this State to modify a child support order of another state unless the requirements of section 1611 of this title are met, or in the case of a foreign support order, unless the requirements of section 1615 of this title are met. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)