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518C.707 CONTEST OF REGISTERED CONVENTION SUPPORT ORDER.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in sections 518C.701 to 518C.713, sections 518C.605 to 518C.608 apply to a contest of a registered convention support order.

(b) A party contesting a registered convention support order shall file a contest no later than 30 days after notice of the registration, but if the contesting party does not reside in the United States, the contest must be filed no later than 60 days after notice of the registration.

(c) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the registered convention support order by the time specified in paragraph (b), the order is enforceable.

(d) A contest of a registered convention support order may be based only on grounds set forth in section 518C.708. The contesting party bears the burden of proof.

(e) In a contest of a registered convention support order, a tribunal of this state:

(1) is bound by the findings of fact on which the foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction; and

(2) may not review the merits of the order.

(f) A tribunal of this state deciding a contest of a registered convention support order shall promptly notify the parties of its decision.

(g) A challenge or appeal, if any, does not stay the enforcement of a convention support order unless there are exceptional circumstances.

NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2014, chapter 189, section 61, is effective on the date that the United States deposits the instrument of ratification for the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance with the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Laws 2014, chapter 189, section 73.