URESAUniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act
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URESA, also known as "The Runaway Peppy Act," allows the custodial parent to file an enforcement petition in his or her home state court, which forwards the petition to the absent parent's state court.
The effort has simply grown beyond the original URESA.
So the Delaware court, which responded under URESA to a petition from Florida, must go forward in an uncertain position, dependent upon the good will of the courts in the other states to complete the enforcement action, while it is also encumbered with unnecessary and delaying procedural requirements.
The certainty and the efficiencies that UIFSA would introduce far exceed those available under URESA.
Unfortunately, there were numerous problems with the URESA and the RURESA.
10) The UIFSA establishes a priority scheme for the exercise of jurisdiction in order to deal with the inherited multiple order system created by the URESA and the RURESA and to achieve one controlling order for the prospective enforcement of support.
It is possible to have more than one state with CEJ if multiple support orders were created under the URESA or the RURESA prior to enactment of the UIFSA.
The 1968 amendments were so extensive that URESA became known as the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act.
6) All states enacted some form of URESA or RURESA.
9) States were free to modify the URESA and the RURESA because Confess did not require states to enact URESA or RURESA as a precondition of receiving federal funds as they later did with the UIFSA.