Child Support and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we have litigated numerous case involving the uniform interstate family support act. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 for a consultation or via the web. We can also be reached by email at

A child support attorney will enforce any out of state child or spousal support order for their clients as required by federal law. California has adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. The UIFSA governs the establishment, enforcement and modification of child and spousal support orders in interstate and foreign country cases.

A child support lawyer will makes sure the Federal Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act and the UIFSA ensures that only one forum will have jurisdiction over support at any given point in time. Toward that end, these Acts fix the exclusive jurisdictional situs for support adjudications; and require out-of-state tribunals to recognize and enforce support orders rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction under the Acts. In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it”]

An Orange County lawyer will help enforce their client’s support order within the scope of the UIFSA. The lawyer will seek enforcement of a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, spouse or former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual. There is very little the federal law will not enforce.

At the Law office of David P Schwarz we will also fight for our clients rights Regarding foreign support orders, a California tribunal must apply the UIFSA's procedural and substantive provisions and, as applicable, specific provisions involving support proceedings under the Hague Convention.

A child support attorney will help enforce An “income-withholding order” governed by the UIFSA which is “an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer or other debtor.

 Any reasonable attorney fee award made in a support proceeding is itself deemed a “support order” enforceable in accordance with UIFSA rules and procedures. That means attorney fees can be enforced by the federal laws.

The UIFSA applies to an Establishment of a support order, Enforcement of another state's income-withholding order, Modification of a California child or spousal support order, Registration of another state's child support order or income-withholding order, or a foreign country's child support order.

UIFSA applies only to interstate/foreign country support proceedings. Support enforcement within California, by intercounty registration, is governed separately by Fam.C. § 5600.

At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we have protected many clients from the overreaching arms of the federal government enforcing child support laws. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be reached by email at

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