518C.304 DUTIES OF INITIATING TRIBUNAL.
(a) Upon the filing of a petition authorized by this chapter, an initiating tribunal of this state
shall forward three copies of the petition and its accompanying documents:
(1) to the responding tribunal or appropriate support enforcement agency in the responding
(2) if the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, to the state information agency of
the responding state with a request that they be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal and that
receipt be acknowledged.
(b) If a responding state has not enacted this chapter or a law or procedure substantially
similar to this chapter, a tribunal of this state may issue a certificate or other documents and
make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding state is a foreign
jurisdiction, the tribunal may specify the amount of support sought and provide other documents
necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding state.
History: 1994 c 630 art 3 s 4; 1997 c 203 art 6 s 53