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§ 10-316. Duties of initiating tribunal

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 III. Civil Provisions of General Application (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2015
MD Code, Family Law, § 10-316
§ 10-316. Duties of initiating tribunal
In general
(a) Upon the filing of a complaint authorized by this subtitle, an initiating tribunal of this State shall forward the complaint and its accompanying documents:
(1) to the responding tribunal or appropriate support enforcement agency in the responding state; or
(2) if the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, to the state information agency of the responding state with a request that they be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal and that receipt be acknowledged.
Requirements of responding tribunal
(b) If requested by the responding tribunal, a tribunal of this State shall issue a certificate or other document and make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding tribunal is in a foreign country, on request, the tribunal of this State shall specify the amount of support sought, convert that amount into the equivalent amount in the foreign currency under applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported, and provide any other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding foreign tribunal.

Credits

Added as Family Law § 10-314 by Acts 1996, c. 667, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1997. Renumbered as Family Law § 10-316 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, § 10-316, MD FAMILY § 10-316
Current through legislation effective through July 1, 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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