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(a) When a responding tribunal of this state receives a petition or comparable pleading from
an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to section 518C.301, paragraph (c), it shall cause the
petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner where and when it was filed.
(b) A responding tribunal of this state, to the extent otherwise authorized by law, may do one
or more of the following:
(1) issue or enforce a support order, modify a child support order, or render a judgment to
determine parentage;
(2) order an obligor to comply with a support order, specifying the amount and the manner
of compliance;
(3) order income withholding;
(4) determine the amount of any arrearages, and specify a method of payment;
(5) enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt, or both;
(6) set aside property for satisfaction of the support order;
(7) place liens and order execution on the obligor's property;
(8) order an obligor to keep the tribunal informed of the obligor's current residential address,
telephone number, employer, address of employment, and telephone number at the place of
(9) issue a bench warrant for an obligor who has failed after proper notice to appear at a
hearing ordered by the tribunal and enter the bench warrant in any local and state computer
systems for criminal warrants;
(10) order the obligor to seek appropriate employment by specified methods;
(11) award reasonable attorney's fees and other fees and costs; and
(12) grant any other available remedy.
(c) A responding tribunal of this state shall include in a support order issued under this
chapter, or in the documents accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support
order is based.
(d) A responding tribunal of this state may not condition the payment of a support order
issued under this chapter upon compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.
(e) If a responding tribunal of this state issues an order under this chapter, the tribunal shall
send a copy of the order to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.
History: 1994 c 630 art 3 s 5; 1997 c 203 art 6 s 54; 1997 c 245 art 3 s 12

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