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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
state; or
(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