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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. § 1704)
  • § 1704. Initiation of proceeding by support enforcement agency

    (a) In a support proceeding under this chapter, the support enforcement agency of this State shall:

    (1) transmit and receive applications; and

    (2) initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this State.

    (b) The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the Convention:

    (1) recognition or enforcement, or both, of a foreign support order;

    (2) enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this State;

    (3) establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a child;

    (4) establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under subdivision 1708(b)(2), (4), or (9) of this title;

    (5) modification of a support order of a tribunal of this State; and

    (6) modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

    (c) The following support proceedings are available under the Convention to an obligor against which there is an existing support order:

    (1) recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this State;

    (2) modification of a support order of a tribunal of this State; and

    (3) modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

    (d) A tribunal of this State may not require security, bond, or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)