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§ 10-354. Definitions

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, § 10-354
§ 10-354. Definitions
In general
(a) In this part the following words have the meanings indicated.
Application
(b) “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.
Central authority
(c) “Central authority” means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in § 10-301(f)(4) of this subtitle to perform the functions specified in the Convention.
Convention support order
(d) “Convention support order” means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in § 10-301(f)(4) of this subtitle.
Direct request
(e) “Direct request” means a complaint filed by an individual in a tribunal of this State in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.
Foreign central authority
(f) “Foreign central authority” means the entity designated by a foreign country described in § 10-301(f)(4) of this subtitle to perform the functions specified in the Convention.
Foreign support agreement
(g) “Foreign support agreement”:
(1) means an agreement for support in a record that:
(i) is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;
(ii) has been:
1. formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or
2. authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal; and
(iii) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and
(2) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the Convention.
United States central authority
(h) “United States central authority” means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-354, MD FAMILY § 10-354
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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