A. A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
B. A support enforcement agency of this state that is providing services to the petitioner shall:
1. Take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal of this state, another state or a foreign country to obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;
2. Request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time, and place for a hearing;
3. Make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to income and property of the parties;
4. Within two (2) days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of notice in a record from an initiating, responding, or registering tribunal, send a copy of the notice to the petitioner;
5. Within two (2) days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of a communication in a record from the respondent or the respondent's attorney, send a copy of the communication to the petitioner; and
6. Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.
C. A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration of a child support order in this state for enforcement or for modification shall make reasonable efforts:
1. To ensure that the order to be registered is the controlling order; or
2. If two or more child support orders exist and the identity of the controlling order has not been determined, to ensure that a request for such a determination is made in a tribunal having jurisdiction to do so.
D. A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration and enforcement of a support order, arrears, or judgment stated in a foreign currency shall convert the amounts stated in the foreign currency into the equivalent amounts in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.
E. A support enforcement agency of this state shall issue or request a tribunal of this state to issue a child support order and an income-withholding order that redirect payment of current support, arrears, and interest if requested to do so by a support enforcement agency of another state pursuant to Section 601-319 of this title.
F. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act 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.
Laws 1994, c. 160, § 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 360, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, § 17, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2015, c. 104, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2016, c. 148, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2016.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 601-307, OK ST T. 43 § 601-307
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.