April 2018 | No. 2016-CA-01718-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2018)

Heisinger v. Riley (Mississippi 2018)

A Mississippi court can modify the support provisions of a properly registered child support order. The mother registered an Iowa child support order in Mississippi. She then requested a modification, which the chancellor denied. The chancellor found that the mother had not showed the order met the requirements for a modification under Iowa law. The Court of Appeals disagreed. UIFSA forbids the modification of specific provisions of a child support order, but the support amount is not one of those provisions. The Court of Appeals reversed the decision and remanded the order for modification consistent with Mississippi law.

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