Domestic Relations

Uniform Law on Paternity

SECTION 15-8-19

§ 15-8-19. Judgments – Enforcement.

(a) If existence of the father and child relationship is declared, or paternity or a duty of support has been acknowledged or adjudicated under this chapter or under prior law, the obligation of the father may be enforced in the same or other proceedings by the mother, the child, the public authority that has furnished or may furnish the reasonable expenses of pregnancy, confinement, education, support, or funeral, or by other persons, including a private agency, to the extent that they furnished or are furnishing those expenses.

(b) Willful failure to obey the judgment or order of the court is a civil contempt of the court. All remedies for the enforcement of judgments apply.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 185, § 2.)