Missouri Law Extends California Child Support Order - Recent Case

California child support order was due to expire, but Mother moved to Missouri and obtained modification. Father failed to appeal modification, and to impeach it when enforced or in his own action, and so waived personal jurisdiction. Father sought termination of child support, but Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Law only enforces payment of California order, not its termination. Missouri statutes extend child support through secondary education. "[T]he interest of Missouri in the welfare of its resident child outweighs the interest of [State] where father resides, in protecting its sovereignty."
Melissa Burke, Appellant, v. Earl Hutto, Respondent. Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Source for Post: Missouri Bar

Categories: Child Support