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§ 7201. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic RelationsEffective: December 28, 2015

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VIII. Uniform Interstate Family Support (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 72. Jurisdiction (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter A. Extended Personal Jurisdiction
Effective: December 28, 2015
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7201
§ 7201. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident
(a) Jurisdiction.--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 any of the following apply:
(1) The individual is personally served with a writ of summons, complaint or other appropriate pleading 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.
(7) The individual acknowledged parentage of the child on a form filed with the department under section 5103 (relating to acknowledgment and claim of paternity).
(8) There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this State and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.
(b) Modification.--The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection (a) 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 section 7611 (relating to modification of child support order of another state) are met or, in the case of a foreign support order, unless the requirements of section 7615 (relating to jurisdiction to modify child support order of a foreign country) are met.


1996, April 4, P.L. 58, No. 20, § 6, imd. effective. Amended 2015, Dec. 28, P.L. 559, No. 94, § 6, imd. effective.
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7201, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7201
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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