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

Chapter 012 : JURISDICTION

(Cite as: 15B V.S.A. § 1204)
  • § 1204. Simultaneous proceedings in another state

    (a) A tribunal of this State may exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed after a pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country only if:

    (1) the petition or comparable pleading in this State is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state or the foreign country for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by the other state or the foreign country;

    (2) the contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in the other state or foreign country; and

    (3) if relevant, this State is the home state of the child.

    (b) A tribunal of this State may not exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country if:

    (1) the petition or comparable pleading in the other state or foreign country is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in this State for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by this State;

    (2) the contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in this State; and

    (3) if relevant, the other state or foreign country is the home state of the child. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)