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§ 10-360. Contest to registered Convention support order

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: July 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Support in General (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Support Proceeding Under Convention (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-360
§ 10-360. Contest to registered Convention support order
Application of §§ 10-344 through 10-347
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this part, §§ 10-344 through 10-347 of this subtitle apply to a contest of a registered Convention support order.
Deadline for filing contest
(b) A party contesting a registered Convention support order shall file a contest not later than 30 days after notice of the registration, except that if the contesting party does not reside in the United States, the contest must be filed not later than 60 days after notice of the registration.
Enforcement of order not contested
(c) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the registered Convention support order by the time specified in subsection (b) of this section, the order is enforceable.
Grounds for contest; burden of proof
(d)(1) A contest of a registered Convention support order may be based only on grounds set forth in § 10-361 of this subtitle.
(2) The contesting party bears the burden of proof.
Review of foreign order
(e) In a contest of a registered Convention support order, a tribunal of this State:
(1) is bound by the findings of fact on which the foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction; and
(2) may not review the merits of the order.
Notification of tribunal’s decision
(f) A tribunal of this State deciding a contest of a registered Convention support order shall promptly notify the parties of its decision.
Stay of enforcement
(g) A challenge or appeal, if any, does not stay the enforcement of a Convention support order unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-360, MD FAMILY § 10-360
Current through legislation effective through April 21, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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