My ex filed for divorce in 2013 in New Mexico where we lived at the time. As part of the original divorce parenting plan, MSA, and Child Support order (the document is all three combined as one in NM) the document acknowledged that I would immediately be relocating to Washington State and would be taking the four children with me. It also stated we were maintaining joint custody.
I understand UIFSA is designed to define which state has the right to modify/enforce the child support orders, however I ask that in this case, because the original divorce papers alluded to an immediate relocation out of state would there be a case to argue that Washington should have been the state overseeing the Child Support portion rather than New Mexico? Cost of everything is much different in Washington compared to New Mexico economy and since that was known by all parties prior to final signatures, I feel the order fails to serve the childs' best interests.
Washington State subscribes to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=26.21A). Maybe the obligor would consent to jurisdiction in Washington.
The King County Prosecutor's Office works in that area: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor/child-support.aspx
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