This lesson covers the basics of both spousal and child support jurisdiction. It is intended as an introduction to the materials and it can also be used for review.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the two statutes governing spousal and child support jurisdiction and their respective roles.
2. Analyze the provisions controlling when a state can exercise jurisdiction over child and spousal support, and apply them to determine proper jurisdiction in a case.
3. Compare the jurisdictional requirements for initial orders versus modification orders.