I live in another state from where my divorce was finalized and was always under the impression that the state I currently live in has no jurisdiction over my child support case.
However, I recently received paperwork from my state indicating they were enforcing my child support arrears and would be handling my payments.
Can the state do this? Why was I not notified of the change in jurisdiction?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska and Iowa divorce and child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
Based on the limited set of facts you have given, it appears the state you currently live in is acting under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).
It is not likely the state has obtained or taken jurisdiction, but instead, under UIFSA, is enforcing a child support order without the need for registration. Enforcement can be maintained without registration because it is likely a matter of law.
There is no need to notify you of a “change in jurisdiction” as the change has never occurred. They are simply enforcing.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.