2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 23 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 72 - Jurisdiction
7201 - Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.


                                CHAPTER 72
                               JURISDICTION

     Subchapter
        A.  Extended Personal Jurisdiction
        B.  Proceedings Involving Two or More States
        C.  Reconciliation of Multiple Orders

        Enactment.  Chapter 72 was added April 4, 1996, P.L.58,
     No.20, effective immediately.
        Cross References.  Chapter 72 is referred to in section 7613
     of this title.

                               SUBCHAPTER A
                      EXTENDED PERSONAL JURISDICTION

     Sec.
     7201.  Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.
     7202.  Procedure when exercising jurisdiction over nonresident.

        Cross References.  Subchapter A is referred to in section
     7301 of this title.
     § 7201.  Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.
        In a proceeding to establish, enforce or modify a support
     order or to determine parentage, a tribunal of this State may
     exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or
     the individual's guardian or conservator if any of the following
     apply:
            (1)  The individual is personally served with a writ of
        summons, complaint or other appropriate pleading within this
        State.
            (2)  The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this
        State by consent, by entering a general appearance or by
        filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any
        contest to personal jurisdiction.
            (3)  The individual resided with the child in this State.
            (4)  The individual resided in this State and provided
        prenatal expenses or support for the child.
            (5)  The child resides in this State as a result of the
        acts or directives of the individual.
            (6)  The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this
        State and the child may have been conceived by that act of
        intercourse.
            (7)  The individual acknowledged parentage of the child
        on a form filed with the department under section 5103
        (relating to acknowledgment and claim of paternity).
            (8)  There is any other basis consistent with the
        constitutions of this State and the United States for the
        exercise of personal jurisdiction.

        Cross References.  Section 7201 is referred to in section
     7202 of this title.

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