Children deserve financial support from both parents. If one parent is located outside of the state in which the children live, then there may be problems establishing child support. At Maxim Smith we understand the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and how jurisdictional issues in child support may affect your case.
Even when child support orders are issued, enforcing those orders across state lines can be difficult. The right course of action to take will vary from state to state; family to family. In some cases, a new hearing will be necessary. Custodial parents can help make these complex, and oftentimes long-lasting issues operate more efficiently by staying in touch with local child support agencies and providing all pertinent information about the obligor parent.
Enforcing Child Support Orders Throughout the United States
Enforcing interstate child support payments can be difficult. While the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act (FFCCSOA), the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (UEFJA) and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) require states to respect and enforce court orders made in other states with proper jurisdiction, jurisdictional issues may still arise.
At Maxim Smith, we help clients obtain child support orders, collect child support from other states and get the support they need to raise their children.
Located in St. Paul, our interstate child support attorneys at Maxim Smith represent clients in the state of Minnesota, throughout the United States, and around the globe.