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    Subdivision 1. Who may enforce; determinations from other states. If existence
of the parent and child relationship is declared, or parentage or a duty of support has been
acknowledged or adjudicated under sections 257.51 to 257.74 or under prior law, the obligation
of the noncustodial parent may be enforced in the same or other proceedings by the custodial
parent, the child, the public authority that has furnished or may furnish the reasonable expenses of
pregnancy, confinement, education, support, or funeral, or by any other person, including a private
agency, to the extent that person has furnished or is furnishing these expenses. Full faith and credit
shall be given to a determination of paternity made by another state, whether established through
voluntary acknowledgment or through administrative or judicial processes.
    Subd. 2. Payees. The court may order support payments to be made to the custodial parent,
the court administrator, or a person, corporation, or agency designated to administer them for the
benefit of the child under the supervision of the court.
    Subd. 3. Contempt of court. Willful failure to obey the judgment or order of the court is
a contempt of the court. All remedies for the enforcement of judgments apply including those
available under chapters 518 and 518C.
History: 1980 c 589 s 17; 1985 c 248 s 41; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1987 c 384
art 2 s 1; 1993 c 340 s 16; 1994 c 465 art 1 s 32; 1995 c 257 art 4 s 8

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