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WAC 388-14A-7000

The division of child support may register an order from a non-Washington jurisdiction for enforcement or modification.

(1) A child support order issued by a tribunal of another state, country, or jurisdiction is referred to in this chapter as a foreign order or an intergovernmental order. As described in subsection (3) of this section, there is a type of foreign order known as a convention order.
(2) Except for convention orders described in subsection (3) of this section, a child support order issued by a tribunal of another state or jurisdiction may be registered in this state for enforcement or modification at the request of a party to the order or at the request of the support enforcement agency of a tribe or of another state or country, using the notice of support debt and registration (NOSDR) as provided in WAC 388-14A-7100.
(3) Support orders issued by a tribunal in a foreign country which has ratified the convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (known as the Hague Convention on Child Support) are known as convention orders.Ā Convention orders may be registered in this state for enforcement or modification at the request of a party to the order or at the request of that country, using the Notice of Support Debt and Registration-Hague Convention on Child Support (NOSDR-HC) as provided in WAC 388-14A-7005.
(4) The Hague Convention on Child Support may, for the purposes of this chapter, also be known as the "Hague Convention."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.21A.601 through 26.21A.630, 74.08.090. WSR 19-08-086, Ā§ 388-14A-7000, filed 4/3/19, effective 5/4/19.]
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