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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