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518C.307 DUTIES OF SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
(a) A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a
petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter.
(b) A support enforcement agency that is providing services to the petitioner as appropriate
shall:
(1) take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal in this state or another state to
obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;
(2) request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time, and place for a hearing;
(3) make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to
income and property of the parties;
(4) within two days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of a
written notice from an initiating, responding, or registering tribunal, send a copy of the notice
to the petitioner;
(5) within two days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of
a written communication from the respondent or the respondent's attorney, send a copy of the
communication to the petitioner; and
(6) notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.
(c) This chapter does not create or negate a relationship of attorney and client or other
fiduciary relationship between a support enforcement agency or the attorney for the agency and
the individual being assisted by the agency.
History: 1994 c 630 art 3 s 7; 1997 c 245 art 3 s 14