CA Fam Code Section 5700.211


A tribunal of this state issuing a spousal-support order consistent with the law of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal-support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.


A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal-support order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state or foreign country.


A tribunal of this state that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal-support order may serve as:


an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal-support order issued in this state; or


a responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal-support order.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 5700.211’s source at ca​.gov