2006 Code of Virginia § 20-88.35 - Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident

20-88.35. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.

In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determineparentage, a tribunal of the Commonwealth may exercise personal jurisdictionover a nonresident individual or the individual's guardian or conservator if:

1. The individual is personally served with process within the Commonwealth;

2. The individual submits to the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth by consent,by entering a general appearance, or by filing a responsive document havingthe effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction;

3. The individual resided with the child in the Commonwealth;

4. The individual resided in the Commonwealth and paid prenatal expenses orprovided support for the child;

5. The child resides in the Commonwealth as a result of the acts ordirectives of the individual;

6. The exercise of personal jurisdiction is authorized under subdivision A 8of 8.01-328.1; or

7. There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of theCommonwealth and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.

The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in this section or any other lawof the Commonwealth may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for atribunal of the Commonwealth to modify a child support order issued by atribunal of another state unless the requirements of 20-88.76 or 20-88.77:3are met.

(1994, c. 673; 2005, c. 754.)

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