New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently signed SB 284, which amends the existing the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) statutory framework as required by the ratification of the Hague Family Maintenance Convention by the United States Senate in September 2010. These changes will allow New Mexico to work international child support cases with more nations.
UIFSA Amendments Are Mandated by the Federal Government
UIFSA is the basis for establishing and enforcing child support obligations in interstate cases. For many years, the United States has been negotiating with other nations to enhance the ability of states to work international child support cases. In September 2010, the U.S. Senate ratified the Hague Family Maintenance Convention, to which over 70 countries are signatories. The amendments to UIFSA that are contained in this bill are mandated by the federal government and must be enacted by all states and territories within by 2012.
Enactment of SB284 Ensures Compliance
The enactment of SB 284 ensures that New Mexico’s Child Support Enforcement program remains in compliance with federal requirements and will allow CSED to more efficiently process international child support cases with more nations than it does currently.
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