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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. § 1710)
  • § 1710. Foreign support agreement

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this section, a tribunal of this State shall recognize and enforce a foreign support agreement registered in this State.

    (b) An application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be accompanied by:

    (1) a complete text of the foreign support agreement; and

    (2) a record stating that the foreign support agreement is enforceable as an order of support in the issuing country.

    (c) A tribunal of this State may vacate the registration of a foreign support agreement only if, acting on its own motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.

    (d) In a contest of a foreign support agreement, a tribunal of this State may refuse recognition and enforcement of the agreement if it finds:

    (1) recognition and enforcement of the agreement is manifestly incompatible with public policy;

    (2) the agreement was obtained by fraud or falsification;

    (3) the agreement is incompatible with a support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose in this State, another state, or a foreign country if the support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under this title in this State; or

    (4) the record submitted under subsection (b) of this section lacks authenticity or integrity.

    (e) A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign country. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)