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§ 10-358. Direct request to establish or modify support order or determination of parentage

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: July 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Support in General (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Support Proceeding Under Convention (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-358
§ 10-358. Direct request to establish or modify support order or determination of parentage
Application of law of State
(a) A plaintiff 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.
Application of §§ 10-359 to 10-366
(b) A plaintiff may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, §§ 10-359 through 10-366 of this subtitle apply.
Security, bond, and deposit requirements prohibited; legal assistance
(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.
Assistance from Administration
(d) A plaintiff filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the Administration.
Application of other laws of State
(e) This part 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.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-358, MD FAMILY § 10-358
Current through legislation effective through April 21, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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