Can she file child support overseas?

Asked about 2 years ago - Tacoma, WA

She moved overseas, I let her keep the baby caus ei thought it was more stable for the child. Now she wants child support can she get it if she is overseas? Se resides in the UK

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  1. Jeffrey Scott Drabin

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . yes she can. you may not be subject to the jurisdiction of a Court in the UK but you are certainly subject to the jurisdiction of a Washington Court. She could retain an attorney in Washington to sue you for support, or she could apply to your states division of child support either directly or via an equivalent agency in the UK if Washington recognizes the UK under it's UIFSA laws.

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  2. Frances Turean

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . If you want what is best for the child, and to make sure their life is stable, you should pay child support.

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