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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