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§ 10-304. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident

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 II. Jurisdiction (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-304
§ 10-304. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident
Nonresident individuals
(a) In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determine parentage of a child, a tribunal of this State may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual's guardian or conservator if:
(1) the individual is personally served within this State;
(2) the individual submits to the jurisdiction of this State by consent in a record, by entering a general appearance, or by filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction;
(3) the individual resided with the child in this State;
(4) the individual resided in this State and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;
(5) the child resides in this State as a result of the acts or directives of the individual;
(6) the individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this State and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse; or
(7) there is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this State and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.
Modification of child support order
(b) The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection (a) of this section or in any other law of this State may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of this State to modify a child support order of another state unless the requirements of § 10-350 of this subtitle are met, or, in the case of a foreign support order, unless the requirements of § 10-353.1 of this subtitle are met.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 522, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2010, c. 72, § 1, eff. April 13, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 122, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-304, MD FAMILY § 10-304
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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