2014 Georgia Code
Title 19 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 11 - ENFORCEMENT OF DUTY OF SUPPORT
Article 3 - UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT
Part 2 - JURISDICTION; COOPERATION BETWEEN STATES
§ 19-11-114 - Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify support order

GA Code § 19-11-114 (2014) What's This?

(a) A tribunal in Georgia that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of Georgia has and shall exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify its child support order if the order is the controlling order and:

(1) At the time of the filing of a request for modification Georgia is the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee, or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued; or

(2) Even if Georgia is not the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee, or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued, the parties consent in a record or in open court that the tribunal of Georgia may continue to exercise jurisdiction to modify its order.

(b) A tribunal in Georgia that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of Georgia may not exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the order if:

(1) All of the parties who are individuals file consent in a record with the tribunal of Georgia that a tribunal of another state that has jurisdiction over at least one of the parties who is an individual or that is located in the state of residence of the child may modify the order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction; or

(2) Its order is not the controlling order.

(c) If a tribunal of another state has issued a child support order pursuant to this article or a law substantially similar to this article which modifies a child support order of a tribunal of Georgia, tribunals of Georgia shall recognize the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the tribunal of the other state.

(d) A tribunal of Georgia that lacks continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child support order may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to modify a support order issued in that state.

(e) A temporary support order issued ex parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal.

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