Interstate Child Support Procedures

by Wes Cowell; updated 2 November 2016 -- suggest a correction

 

Since 1996, every state has adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.   The law determines jurisdiction for child support matters.  The UIFSA is to child support what the UCCJEA is to custody.  Work with a lawyer!  Need advice? Call, leave your info, or schedulescheduleschedule a consultation.

 

Background:  In 1992, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (750 ILCS 5/101 et seq.).  The uniform law was overhauled in 1996 when Congress passed (and Bill Clinton signed) the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (42 USC 666) which required states to adopt the UIFSA in order to continue receiving federal funding for child support enforment services.  The UIFSA was improved in 2001 and 2008 (so be sure you're looking at the right version of the law when working on interstate cases).  Today, all fifity states have adopted the UIFSA.

 

 

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