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In re Marriage of Haugh

Court of Appeal of California
225 Cal. App. 4th 963 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014)


Facts

Christopher Haugh (plaintiff) and Gabriela Haugh (defendant) divorced in California. The trial court’s divorce order required Christopher to pay $700 per month in child support for the Haughs’ son. After the divorce, Gabriela and the child moved to Texas. Christopher moved to Nevada and filed a petition in California to reduce his child-support payments. Neither Christopher nor Gabriela consented in writing to California retaining jurisdiction over the child-support order. The trial court granted Christopher’s petition. The San Diego Department of Child Support Services (the Department) intervened, appealing on jurisdictional grounds based on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act (FFCCSOA), 28 U.S.C. § 1738B.

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