August 2016 | No. M2014-02439-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)

Stack v. Stack (Tennessee 2016)

A Tennessee court may modify another state’s child support order when the order has been registered in Tennessee, the court has personal jurisdiction over the parties, and the parties have provided the issuing state with written consent to Tennessee’s ongoing jurisdiction. In this case, the parties filed a Notice of Filing of Agreed Order with the issuing court in Montana, and the Tennessee judge found this filing met the consent requirement even though the order was not a certified copy. The father testified to the authenticity of the order filed in Montana making it admissible as evidence of consent to Tennessee’s ongoing jurisdiction.

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