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§ 601-305. Duties and powers of responding tribunal

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. Civil Provisions of General Application
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 601-305
§ 601-305. Duties and powers of responding tribunal
A. When a responding tribunal of this state receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to subsection B of Section 601-301 of this title, it shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner where and when it was filed.
B. A responding tribunal of this state, to the extent not prohibited by other law, may do one or more of the following:
1. Establish or enforce a support order, modify a child support order, determine the controlling child support order or determine parentage of a child;
2. Order an obligor to comply with a support order, specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;
3. Order income withholding;
4. Determine the amount of any arrearages, and specify a method of payment;
5. Enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt, or both;
6. Set aside property for satisfaction of the support order;
7. Place liens and order execution on the obligor's property;
8. Order an obligor to keep the tribunal informed of the obligor's current residential address, electronic mail address, telephone number, employer, address of employment, and telephone number at the place of employment;
9. Issue a bench warrant for an obligor who has failed after proper notice to appear at a hearing ordered by the tribunal and enter the bench warrant in any local and state computer systems for criminal warrants;
10. Order the obligor to seek appropriate employment by specified methods;
11. Award reasonable attorney's fees and other fees and costs; and
12. Grant any other available remedy.
C. A responding tribunal of this state shall include in a support order issued pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or in the documents accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support order is based.
D. A responding tribunal of this state may not condition the payment of a support order issued under this act upon compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.
E. If a responding tribunal of this state issues an order under this act, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.
F. If requested to enforce a support order, arrears, or judgment or modify a support order stated in a foreign currency, a responding tribunal of this state shall convert the amount stated in the foreign currency to the equivalent amount in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.


Laws 1994, c. 160, § 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 360, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, § 15, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2015, c. 104, § 19, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 601-305, OK ST T. 43 § 601-305
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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