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§ 7304. Duties of initiating tribunal

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic RelationsEffective: December 28, 2015

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VIII. Uniform Interstate Family Support (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 73. Civil Provisions of General Application (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 28, 2015
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7304
§ 7304. Duties of initiating tribunal
(a) Copies of petition.--Upon the filing of a petition authorized by this part, an initiating tribunal of this State shall forward three copies of the petition 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.
(b) Special circumstances.--
(1) 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.
(2) If the responding tribunal is in a foreign country, upon 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 rates as publicly reported and provide other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding foreign tribunal.


1996, April 4, P.L. 58, No. 20, § 6, imd. effective. Amended 1997, Dec. 16, P.L. 549, No. 58, § 16, effective Jan. 1, 1998; 2015, Dec. 28, P.L. 559, No. 94, § 12, imd. effective.
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7304, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 7304
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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