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§ 10-359. Registration of 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, § 10-359
§ 10-359. Registration of Convention support order
Registration required
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this part, a party who is an individual or a support enforcement agency seeking recognition of a Convention support order shall register the order in this State as provided in Part VI of this subtitle.
Documents to accompany request for registration
(b) Notwithstanding §§ 10-323 and 10-341(a) of this subtitle, a request for registration of a Convention support order shall be accompanied by:
(1) the complete text of the support order;
(2) a record stating that the support order is enforceable in the issuing country;
(3) if the respondent did not appear and was not represented in the proceedings in the issuing country, a record attesting, as appropriate, either that the respondent had proper notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard or that the respondent had proper notice of the support order and an opportunity to be heard in a challenge or appeal on fact or law before a tribunal;
(4) a record showing the amount of arrears, if any, and the date the amount was calculated;
(5) a record showing a requirement for automatic adjustment of the amount of support, if any, and the information necessary to make the appropriate calculations; and
(6) if necessary, a record showing the extent to which the applicant received free legal assistance in the issuing country.
Recognition and partial enforcement of order
(c) A request for registration of a Convention support order may seek recognition and partial enforcement of the order.
Vacation of registration of order
(d) A tribunal of this State may vacate the registration of a Convention support order without the filing of a contest under § 10-360 of this subtitle only if, acting on its own motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement of the order would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.
Notifications
(e) The tribunal shall promptly notify the parties of the registration or the order vacating the registration of a Convention support order.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-359, MD FAMILY § 10-359
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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