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  454.1707.  Foreign support agreement. — (a)  Except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) and (d), a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce a foreign support agreement registered in this state.

  (b)  An application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be accompanied by:

  (1)  a complete text of the foreign support agreement; and

  (2)  a record stating that the foreign support agreement is enforceable as an order of support in the issuing country.

  (c)  A tribunal of this state may vacate the registration of a foreign support agreement only if, acting on its own motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.

  (d)  In a contest of a foreign support agreement, a tribunal of this state may refuse recognition and enforcement of the agreement if it finds:

  (1)  recognition and enforcement of the agreement is manifestly incompatible with public policy;

  (2)  the agreement was obtained by fraud or falsification;

  (3)  the agreement is incompatible with a support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose in this state, another state, or a foreign country if the support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under sections 454.1500 to 454.1728 in this state; or

  (4)  the record submitted under subsection (b) lacks authenticity or integrity.

  (e)  A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.


(L. 2011 H.B. 260)

Effective 6-15-16, see § 454.1728

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