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

Chapter 017 : SUPPORT PROCEEDING UNDER THE CONVENTION

(Cite as: 15B V.S.A. § 1701)
  • § 1701. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Application" means a request under the Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.

    (2) "Central authority" means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country to perform the functions specified in the Convention.

    (3) "Convention support order" means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country.

    (4) "Direct request" means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this State in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.

    (5) "Foreign central authority" means the entity designated by a foreign country to perform the functions specified in the Convention.

    (6) "Foreign support agreement":

    (A) means an agreement for support in a record that:

    (i) is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;

    (ii) has been formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal or authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal; and

    (iii) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and

    (B) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the Convention.

    (7) "U.S. central authority" means the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)