2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:4-30.74 - Recognition Of Orders By Tribunals; Conditions.
2A:4-30.74 Recognition of orders by tribunals; conditions.
10. a. If a proceeding is brought under this act, and only one tribunal has issued a child support order, the order of that tribunal controls and shall be so recognized.
b.If a proceeding is brought under this act, and two or more child support orders have been issued by tribunals of this State or another state with regard to the same obligor and child, a tribunal of this State shall apply the following rules in determining which order to recognize for purposes of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction:
(1)If only one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this act, the order of that tribunal controls and shall be so recognized.
(2)If more than one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this act, an order issued by a tribunal in the current home state of the child shall be recognized, but if an order has not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently issued controls and shall be recognized.
(3)If none of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this act, the tribunal of this State having jurisdiction over the parties, shall issue a child support order which controls and shall be so recognized.
c.If two or more child support obligations have been issued for the same obligor and child and if the obligor or the individual obligee resides in this State, a party may request a tribunal of this State to determine which order controls and shall be recognized under subsection b. of this section. The request shall be accompanied by a certified copy of every support order in effect. The requesting party shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by a determination.
d. The tribunal that issued the controlling order that shall be recognized as controlling under subsection a., b., or c. of this section is the tribunal that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.
e.A tribunal of this State which determines by order the identity of the controlling order under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection b. of this section or which issues a new controlling order under paragraph (3) of subsection b. of this section shall state in that order the basis upon which the tribunal made its determination.
f.Within 30 days after issuance of the order determining the identity of the controlling order, the party obtaining that order shall file a certified copy of it with each tribunal that issued or registered an earlier order of child support. A party who obtains the order and fails to file a certified copy, is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises, but that failure has no effect on the validity or enforceability of the controlling order.
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