2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:4-30.184 - Definitions.
As used in this article:
"Application" means a request under the Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.
"Central authority" means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in paragraph (4) of subsection e. of section 2 of this act to perform the functions specified in the Convention.
"Convention support order" means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in paragraph (4) of subsection e. of section 2 of this act.
"Direct request" means an application filed by an individual in a tribunal of this State in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.
"Foreign central authority" means the entity designated by a foreign country described in paragraph (4) of subsection e. of section 2 of this act to perform the functions specified in the Convention.
"Foreign support agreement": means an agreement for support in a record that: (1) is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin; (2) has been: (a) formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or (b) authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal; and (c) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and (3) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the Convention.
"United States central authority" means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
L.2016, c.1, s.61.
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