26.21A.020  <<  26.21A.025 >>   26.21A.100

Application of chapter to resident of foreign country and foreign support proceeding.

(1) A tribunal of this state shall apply Articles 1 through 6 of this chapter and, as applicable, Article 7 of this chapter, to a support proceeding involving:
(a) A foreign support order;
(b) A foreign tribunal; or
(c) An obligee, obligor, or child residing in a foreign country.
(2) A tribunal of this state that is requested to recognize and enforce a support order on the basis of comity may apply the procedural and substantive provisions of Articles 1 through 6 of this chapter.
(3) Article 7 of this chapter applies only to a support proceeding under the convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of Article 7 of this chapter is inconsistent with a provision of Articles 1 through 6 of this chapter, Article 7 of this chapter controls.

NOTES:

Effective dateConflict with federal requirementsWaiver2015 c 214: See notes following RCW 26.21A.010.
Severability2015 c 214: See note following RCW 26.21A.115.
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