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Art. 2786.  Registration of support orders for modification

A.  A support order rendered by a court of this state may be registered for modification in another court of this state if all parties to the order are no longer domiciled in the parish of the rendering court.

B.  A party to a support order seeking to register  the support order pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection shall transmit to the clerk of the registering court all of the following:

(1)  A certified copy of the support order.

(2)  A verified statement of support or a federally approved URESA or UIFSA form, signed by a party to the support order, indicating all of the following:

(a)  The name and street address of the obligee.

(b)  The name, last known place of residence, and post office or street address of the obligor.

(c)  A list of all the jurisdictions in which the order is registered.

C.  Upon receipt of these documents, the clerk of court shall:

(1)  Treat the documents as if they were a petition seeking relief relative to a family law matter by assigning a docket number and, if applicable, designate a division to which the matter is allotted.

(2)  Register the support order by stamping or making a notation thereof on the certified copy of the support order in substantially the following form:  "REGISTERED FOR MODIFICATION by the Clerk of the [District, Family, or Juvenile] Court in and for the Parish of [name of parish] on [date]."

(3)(a)  Send a copy of the registered support order, by certified or registered mail, to the obligor at the address provided in the verified statement of support, or

(b)  Issue service of process as permitted by law and notice of registration in lieu of citation, which shall be served by ordinary process.

(4)  Issue notice of the registration to the rendering court or, if the support order has been previously registered and confirmed for modification in another court of this state, to the last registering court.

D.  The filing of a support order in compliance with the provisions hereof constitutes registration of the support order for modification, and if subsequently confirmed, shall divest the rendering court, or if registered in another court for modification, the court of last registration, of jurisdiction to modify the support order.

Added by Acts 1997, No. 603, §2; Acts 1999, No. 210, §1.

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