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§ 10-363. Recognition and enforcement of registered foreign support agreement

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, § 10-363
§ 10-363. Recognition and enforcement of registered foreign support agreement
In general
(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.
Application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of agreement
(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.
Vacation of registration of agreement
(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.
Grounds to refuse recognition and enforcement of agreement
(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 subtitle in this State; or
(4) the record submitted under subsection (b) of this section lacks authenticity or integrity.
Suspension of proceeding
(e) A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement shall be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-363, MD FAMILY § 10-363
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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