Chapter 26.21A RCW

UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

Sections
ARTICLE 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Short title.
Definitions.
State tribunal and support enforcement agency.
Remedies cumulative.
Application of chapter to resident of foreign country and foreign support proceeding.
ARTICLE 2
JURISDICTION
PART 1
EXTENDED PERSONAL JURISDICTION
Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.
Duration of personal jurisdiction.
PART 2
PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING TWO OR MORE STATES
Initiating and responding tribunal of this state.
Simultaneous proceedings.
Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify child support order.
Continuing jurisdiction to enforce child support order.
PART 3
RECONCILIATION OF TWO OR MORE ORDERS
Determination of controlling child support order.
Child support orders for two or more obligees.
Credit for payments.
Application of chapter to nonresident subject to personal jurisdiction.
Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify spousal support order.
ARTICLE 3
CIVIL PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
Proceedings under this chapter.
Proceeding by minor parent.
Application of law of this state.
Duties of initiating tribunal.
Duties and powers of responding tribunal.
Inappropriate tribunal.
Duties of support enforcement agency.
Duty of state official or agency.
Private counsel.
Duties of state information agency.
Pleadings and accompanying documents.
Nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances.
Costs and fees.
Limited immunity of petitioner.
Nonparentage as defense.
Special rules of evidence and procedure.
Communications between tribunals.
Assistance with discovery.
Receipt and disbursement of payments.
ARTICLE 4
ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER OR
DETERMINATION OF PARENTAGE
Establishment of support order.
Proceeding to determine parentage.
ARTICLE 5
ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER
WITHOUT REGISTRATION
Employer's receipt of income-withholding order of another state.
Employer's compliance with income-withholding order of another state.
Employer's compliance with two or more income-withholding orders.
Immunity from civil liability.
Penalties for noncompliance.
Contest by obligor.
Administrative enforcement of orders.
ARTICLE 6
REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND
MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT ORDER
PART 1
REGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER
Registration of order for enforcement.
Procedure to register order for enforcement.
Effect of registration for enforcement.
Choice of law.
PART 2
CONTEST OF VALIDITY OR ENFORCEMENT
Notice of registration of order.
Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered support order.
Contest of registration or enforcement.
Confirmed order.
PART 3
REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF
CHILD SUPPORT ORDER OF ANOTHER STATE
Procedure to register child support order of another state for modification.
Effect of registration for modification.
Modification of child support order of another state.
Recognition of order modified in another state.
Jurisdiction to modify child support order of another state when individual parties reside in this state.
Notice to issuing tribunal of modification.
PART 4
REGISTRATION AND MODIFICATION OF
FOREIGN CHILD SUPPORT ORDER
Jurisdiction to modify child support order of foreign country.
Procedure to register child support order of foreign country for modification.
ARTICLE 7
SUPPORT PROCEEDING UNDER CONVENTION
Definitions.
Applicability.
Relationship of department of social and health services to United States central authority.
Initiation by department of social and health services of support proceeding under convention.
Direct request.
Registration of convention support order.
Contest of registered convention support order.
Recognition and enforcement of registered convention support order.
Partial enforcement.
Foreign support agreement.
Modification of convention child support order.
Personal informationLimit on use.
Record in original languageEnglish translation.
ARTICLE 8
INTERSTATE RENDITION
Grounds for rendition.
Conditions of rendition.
ARTICLE 9
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Effective date2002 c 198.
Uniformity of application and construction.
Transitional provision.
Captions, part headings, and articles not part of law2002 c 198.