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Interstate Visitation Issues

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) governs interstate custody and visitation issues.  It was implemented to promote uniform jurisdiction and enforcement provisions across state lines.  However, modifying or enforcing an Out-of-State Order requires an understanding of the technical  procedures and qualifications that must be met before a New York Court will exercise jurisdiction over the parents and child. 

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Interstate Child Support Matters

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), like its custody counterpart, is designed to promote uniformity across state-lines so that one family is not governed by competing, inconsistent and contradictory orders issued by different states.  The Act mandates that only one State has the authority to issue or modify a support order.  Understanding how a state obtains jurisdiction in instances where parents reside in two different states is a critical first step to understanding which State's support laws govern the parties.  UIFSA also makes it easier to collect support monies across-state lines, including when a payor-parent leaves the state in an attempt to avoid his or her court-ordered obligation.

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