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House passes legislation seeking to enforce international child support

Recently, in support of helping states further enforce child support obligations, the House passed legislation seeking to ratify an international child support treaty. Among other states, this may mean a much faster process of collection for Pennsylvania parents awaiting child support from non-custodial parents living outside of the United States. A process that may have previously taken five or more years to accomplish due to international laws may be subject to greater cooperation between signatory nations if the legislation is enacted into law.

The measure seeks to ratify the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. It is still awaiting Senate action. So far, the treaty has been signed by the United States, the European Union and other European countries.

Recently, in support of helping states further enforce child support obligations, the House passed legislation seeking to ratify an international child support treaty. Among other states, this may mean a much faster process of collection for Pennsylvania parents awaiting child support from non-custodial parents living outside of the United States. A process that may have previously taken five or more years to accomplish due to international laws may be subject to greater cooperation between signatory nations if the legislation is enacted into law.

The measure seeks to ratify the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. It is still awaiting Senate action. So far, the treaty has been signed by the United States, the European Union and other European countries.

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