Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act URESA Law and Legal Definition

The 1950 act, URESA, was short for Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act. URESA was a federal law that allowed each state which adopted it to enforce another state's support orders without registration. URESA was the first family support uniform legislation in the U.S. and was later adopted, in some form or another, by all 50 states. After revisions in 1968, it became known as RURESA, the initial "R" standing for "Revised." It has been replaced by UIFSA.