2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 23 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 72 - Jurisdiction
7205 - Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.
§ 7205. Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction. (a) Extent.--A tribunal of this State issuing a support order consistent with the law of this State has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a child support order: (1) as long as this State remains the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued; or (2) until all of the parties who are individuals have filed written consent with the tribunal of this State for a tribunal of another state to modify the order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction. (b) Restriction.--A tribunal of this State issuing a child support order consistent with the law of this State may not exercise its continuing jurisdiction to modify the order if the order has been modified by a tribunal of another state pursuant to a law substantially similar to this part. (c) Modification.--If a child support order of this State is modified by a tribunal of another state pursuant to a law substantially similar to this part, a tribunal of this State loses its continuing, exclusive jurisdiction with regard to prospective enforcement of the order issued in this State and may only do the following: (1) Enforce the order that was modified as to amounts accruing before the modification. (2) Enforce nonmodifiable aspects of that order. (3) Provide other appropriate relief for violations of that order which occurred before the effective date of the modification. (d) Faith and credit.--A tribunal of this State shall recognize the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of a tribunal of another state which has issued a child support order pursuant to a law substantially similar to this part. (e) Interim orders.--A temporary support order issued ex parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal. (f) Duration and modification of spousal support orders.--A tribunal of this State issuing a support order consistent with the law of this State has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order throughout the existence of the support obligation. A tribunal of this State may not modify a spousal support order issued by a tribunal of another state having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state. (Dec. 16, 1997, P.L.549, No.58, eff. Jan. 1, 1998) 1997 Amendment. Act 58 amended subsec. (a). Cross References. Section 7205 is referred to in section 7207 of this title.
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