When I first started practicing law 39 years ago there was no need for a young lawyer to know about the collection of child support outside of the United States. However, as time as gone by and the world has grown smaller, the need to know about issues such as the international collection of child support becomes more important and in some cases a necessary tool in a domestic relations matter.
I am reprinting below some information which I came across regarding the collection of child support pursuant to UIFSA (The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) from certain foreign countries.
1. The following countries were declared by the U.S. government as foreign reciprocating countries for child support purposes. Please click on a particular country to access the official reference documents.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland/ Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- El Salvador
2. The US State Department regarding the collection of child support