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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 88
UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT
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F.S. 88.6151
88.6151 Jurisdiction to modify child support order of foreign country.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in s. 88.7111, if a foreign country lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its child support order pursuant to its laws, a tribunal of this state may assume jurisdiction to modify the child support order and bind all individuals subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal whether the consent to modification of a child support order otherwise required of the individual pursuant to s. 88.6111 has been given or whether the individual seeking modification is a resident of this state or of the foreign country.
(2) An order issued by a tribunal of this state modifying a foreign child support order pursuant to this section is the controlling order.
History.s. 55, ch. 2011-92.