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§ 10-332. Complaint to establish support order

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 IV. Establishment of Support Order or Determination of Parentage (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-332
§ 10-332. Complaint to establish support order
Conditions for responding tribunal to issue a support order
(a) If a support order entitled to recognition under this subtitle has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this State with personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support order if:
(1) the individual seeking the order resides outside this State; or
(2) the support enforcement agency seeking the order is located outside this State.
Conditions for temporary child support order
(b) The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the individual ordered to pay is:
(1) a presumed father of the child;
(2) petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;
(3) identified as the father of the child through genetic testing;
(4) an alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic testing;
(5) shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the child;
(6) an acknowledged father as provided by § 5-306(a)(6) of this article;
(7) the mother of the child; or
(8) an individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or vacated.
Obligor has duty of support; tribunal to issue a support order
(c) Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to § 10-317 of this subtitle.


Added as Family Law § 10-328 by Acts 1996, c. 667, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1997. Renumbered as Family Law § 10-332 by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 2008, c. 522, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2015, c. 308, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-332, MD FAMILY § 10-332
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 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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