Interstate Cases: UIFSA

About the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)

Regardless of where the parties live, the simplest way for us to administer a support case is as a local case. In a local case, the local court (i.e., the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas) is the single point of contact for the parties in resolving all support issues pertaining to the administration of the support order.

Administering a Case

However, although support cases can and generally should be administered as local cases (even if one of the parties lives out of state), there are times when it is better - even necessary - to administer a case as an interstate case. When administering a support case as an interstate case, another court or tribunal is involved.

Administration of interstate cases is governed by legal rules established by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

UIFSA law has been adopted by all of the U.S. states and territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam.