Out of State Child Support Jurisdiction
by Dad from New Jersey
Mother and son moved out of state.
I live in New Jersey, the mother and our son moved out of state of Florida.
Do we still deal with Florida courts on child support issues even though they don't live in Florida anymore?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
Yes and no. A child support order can remain in place even if none of the parties live in the state any longer.
However, if one of the parties needs to enforce or modify the child support order, the jurisdiction would change.
If none of the parties live in Florida, then Florida no longer has jurisdiction.
The state where the child resides becomes the state of continuing exclusive jurisdiction.
And child support enforcement actions and child support modifications would have to take place in the new state. The governing law is the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Notice:
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