Article heading amended by L 2015, c 77, pt of §1.
§576B-705 Direct request. (a) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this State applies.
(b) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, sections 576B-706 through 576B-713 apply.
(c) In a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a Convention support order or foreign support agreement:
(1) A security, bond, or deposit is not required to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses; and
(2) An obligee or obligor that in the issuing country has benefited from free legal assistance is entitled to benefit, at least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provided for by the law of this State under the same circumstances.
(d) A petitioner filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the child support enforcement agency.
(e) This article does not prevent the application of laws of this State that provide simplified, more expeditious rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order or foreign support agreement. [L 2015, c 77, pt of §1]Section: Previous 576b-614 576b-615 576b-616 576b-701 576b-702 576b-703 576b-704 576b-705 576b-706 576b-707 576b-708 576b-709 576b-710 576b-711 576b-712 Next
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