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Volume20
Year2012
TitleA Brief History of Uniform Laws for Private Interstate Support Enforcement
Author(s)Kimball Denton
First Page323
AbstractMany ex-spouses and single parents find it difficult to collect support from the absent obligor. These difficulties multiply when the parties to a support order live in different states. In the absence of federal or uniform state legislation, the problem has three components: (1) the state creating the support order has no effective way to assure its enforcement against an obligor in a different state; (2) the obligor?s state is limited in its ability to enforce a different state?s support order; (3) the support obligee must undergo considerable expense to travel to the obligor?s state in an effort to enforce the order or to obtain a new order. This article discusses the project of solving the problem of interstate enforcement of support orders.