Hawaii Revised Statutes 576b-711 Modification of Convention Child Support Order.


Article heading amended by L 2015, c 77, pt of §1.

§576B-711 Modification of Convention child support order. (a) A tribunal of this State may not modify a Convention child support order if the obligee remains a resident of the foreign country where the support order was issued unless:

(1) The obligee submits to the jurisdiction of a tribunal of this State, either expressly or by defending on the merits of the case without objecting to the jurisdiction at the first available opportunity; or

(2) The foreign tribunal lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its support order or issue a new support order.

(b) If a tribunal of this State does not modify a Convention child support order because the order is not recognized in this State, section 576B-708(c) applies. [L 2015, c 77, pt of §1]

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