Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide


Publication Date: May 22, 2018



DATE: May 22, 2018

TO: State IV-D Agencies

SUBJECT: Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide

ATTACHMENT: Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide - 2018.pdf

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement is pleased to announce the publication of the Hague Child Support Convention: Judicial Guide. Written specifically for judges, judicial officers, and other court officials, this Guide focuses on the UIFSA 2008 provisions judges need to apply in Hague Child Support Convention cases.

The Guide contains information and procedures about:

  • Matters common to all applications under the Hague Child Support Convention
  • Recognition and enforcement of an order
  • Establishment of Convention orders, including, where necessary, establishment of parentage
  • Modification of an order
  • Specific measures
  • Resources

We encourage child support agencies to share this Guide with judicial colleagues. For information on Convention procedures and requirements for IV-D child support agencies in processing Convention and other international cases, please see the training resources and other materials on the OCSE international webpage.

INQUIRIES: Please contact your OCSE Regional Office or e-mail ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov if you have any questions.

Scott M. Lekan
Office of Child Support Enforcement

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