Chapter 04 - Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support

42.0401 Short title.

This chapter may be cited as the “Uniform Rec…

42.0402 Purpose.

The purposes of the chapter are to improve an…

42.0403 Interpretation.

This chapter shall be so interpreted and cons…

42.0404 Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise…

42.0405 Other remedies not precluded.

The remedies provided in this chapter are in…

42.0406 Duties of support-Presumption.

(a) Duties of support applicable under this c…

42.0407 Remedy of jurisdiction furnishing support.

Whenever the state or a political subdivision…

42.0408 Obligor bound regardless of obligee’s residence.

Duties of support arising under the laws of t…

42.0409 Territory information agency.

The Attorney General, or his assistant, is de…

42.0420 Demand and surrender-Applicability of extradition laws.

(a) The Governor of this territory may demand…

42.0421 Failure or uselessness of action by obligee as prerequisite to demand.

(a) Before making the demand on the governor…

42.0422 Duties of district court and territorial officials when acting as responding state.

(a) After the district court, acting as a res…

42.0423 Duty of district court regarding payments due or from initiating state.

(a) The district court, when acting as a resp…

42.0430 Rights and enforcement.

All duties of support, including arrearages,…

42.0431 Jurisdiction of district court.

Jurisdiction of all proceedings under this ch…

42.0432 Arrest of defendants who may flee.

When the district court, acting either as an…

42.0433 Conduct of proceedings.

The district court shall conduct proceedings…

42.0434 Attorney General to represent plaintiff.

The Attorney General or his assistant shall r…

42.0435 Complaint-Contents.

The complaint shall be verified and shall sta…

42.0436 Complaint for a minor.

A complaint on behalf of a minor obligee may…

42.0437 Transmission of complaint and other documents to responding state.

If the district court, acting as an initiatin…

42.0438 Proceedings not to be stayed.

No proceeding under this chapter may be staye…

42.0439 Continuation of action in plaintiff’s absence.

If the plaintiff is absent from the respondin…

42.0440 Applicable rules of evidence.

In any hearing under this chapter, the distri…

42.0441 Communication between husband and wife.

Laws granting a privilege against the disclos…

42.0442 Support order.

If the court of the responding state finds a…

42.0443 Transmission of orders to initiating state.

The district court, when acting as responding…

42.0444 Application of payments where more than one order exists.

No order of support issued by the district co…

42.0445 Costs and fees.

There may be no filing fee or other costs tax…

42.0446 Effect of participation in proceedings on jurisdiction of other courts.

Participation in any proceedings under this c…

42.0447 Additional powers of district court over defendants.

In addition to the foregoing powers, the dist…

42.0450 Additional remedy.

If a duty of support is based on a foreign su…

42.0451 Registration of foreign order.

(a) The obligee may register the foreign supp…

42.0452 Registry of foreign support orders.

The clerk of the district court shall maintai…

42.0453 Jurisdiction over defendant.

(a) The procedure to obtain jurisdiction of t…

42.0454 Effect and enforcement of order.

The support order as confirmed shall have the…