TITLE 15
Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-23.1
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

PART 15-23.1-615
Registration enforcement and Modification of Foreign Child-Support Order

ARTICLE 15-23.1-701
Determination of Parentage Support Proceeding Under Convention

SECTION 15-23.1-705


§ 15-23.1-705 Direct request.

(a) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this state applies.

(b) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, §§ 15-23.1-706 – 15-23.1-713 apply.

(c) In a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a convention support order or foreign support agreement:

(1) A security, bond, or deposit is not required to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses; and

(2) An obligee of obligor that in the issuing country has benefited from free legal assistance is entitled to benefit, at least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provide for by the law of this state under the same circumstances.

(d) A petitioner filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the court.

(e) This chapter does not prevent the application of laws of this state that provide simplified, more expeditious rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order or foreign support agreement.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 243, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 263, § 3.)