(1) A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter.
(2) A support enforcement agency that is providing services to the petitioner as appropriate shall:
(a) Take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal in this state or another state to obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;
(b) Request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time and place for a hearing;
(c) Make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to income and property of the parties;
(d) Within seven 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 by first-class mail to the petitioner;
(e) Within seven days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after receipt of a written communication from the respondent or the respondentís attorney, send a copy of the communication by first-class mail to the petitioner; and
(f) Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.
(3) 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. [1993 c.449 §19]Section: Previous 110.342 110.345 110.348 110.349 110.351 110.354 110.357 110.360 110.363 110.366 110.369 110.372 110.375 110.378 110.379 Next
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