Federal child support act trumps state act

An article in the July 28, 2008 issue of Indiana Lawyer covers the recent case In re the marriage of Mahmoud M. Basileh v. Arwa G. Alghusain, No. 29A02-0712-CV-1132, in which the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that a federal act supersedes Indiana’s statute regarding exclusive jurisdiction over two parties’ child support order and affirmed the transfer of exclusive jurisdiction to a California court. In its ruling, the court had to decide whether or not the father still was a resident of Indiana in order to determine if the federal act applied to him. Read the published opinion:

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