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(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 708(c) [§ 48-16-708(c)] applies.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 48. Domestic Relations § 48-16-711. Modification of convention child support order - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-48-domestic-relations/wv-code-sect-48-16-711/
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