Nrs: Chapter 130 - Interjurisdictional Enforcement Of Support

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Published: 2015

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[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:43:47

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CHAPTER 130 - INTERJURISDICTIONAL

ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

NRS 130.015           Requests

between states for assistance to enforce support order; maintenance of records.



NRS 130.025           Jurisdiction

by arrest.

NRS 130.035           Declaration

of foreign nation as state for purposes of chapter.

NRS 130.045           Responding

tribunals of State: Prohibition against staying proceedings or refusing hearings

under certain circumstances; duties and powers.

INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT (UNIFORM ACT)

Article 1—General Provisions

NRS 130.0902         Short

title.

NRS 130.0904         Uniformity

of application and construction.

NRS 130.101           Definitions.

NRS 130.10103       “Child”

defined.

NRS 130.10107       “Child-support

order” defined.

NRS 130.10109       “Convention”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10111       “Duty

of support” defined.

NRS 130.10115       “Employer”

defined.

NRS 130.10116       “Foreign

country” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10117       “Foreign

support order” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10118       “Foreign

tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10119       “Home

state” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10119       “Home

state” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10123       “Income”

defined.

NRS 130.10127       “Income-withholding

order” defined.

NRS 130.10131       “Initiating

state” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10135       “Initiating

tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10135       “Initiating

tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10137       “Issuing

foreign country” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10139       “Issuing

state” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10139       “Issuing

state” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10143       “Issuing

tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10143       “Issuing

tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10147       “Law”

defined.

NRS 130.10151       “Obligee”

defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10151       “Obligee”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10155       “Obligor”

defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10155       “Obligor”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.101555     “Outside

this State” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10156       “Person”

defined.

NRS 130.10158       “Record”

defined.

NRS 130.10159       “Register”

defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10159       “Register”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10163       “Registering

tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10163       “Registering

tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10167       “Responding

state” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10167       “Responding

state” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10171       “Responding

tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10171       “Responding

tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10175       “Spousal-support

order” defined.

NRS 130.10179       “State”

defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10179       “State”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10183       “Support-enforcement

agency” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10183       “Support-enforcement

agency” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10187       “Support

order” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10187       “Support

order” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10191       “Tribunal”

defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.10191       “Tribunal”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.102           Tribunal

of state. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.102           Tribunals

and support enforcement agencies of State. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.103           Remedies

cumulative and not exclusive. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.103           Remedies

cumulative and not exclusive. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.105           Applicability

to support proceedings involving foreign orders, foreign tribunals or certain

persons residing in foreign country; limitations. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 2—Jurisdiction

Extended Personal Jurisdiction

NRS 130.201           Bases

for jurisdiction over nonresident. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.201           Bases

for jurisdiction over nonresident. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.202           Continuation

of personal jurisdiction.

NRS 130.2025         Procedure

when exercising jurisdiction over nonresident in proceeding relating to support

order of foreign country or political subdivision. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.2025         Procedure

when exercising jurisdiction over nonresident in proceeding relating to foreign

support order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

 

Proceedings Involving Two or More States

NRS 130.203           Initiating

and responding tribunal of State. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.203           Initiating

and responding tribunal of State. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.204           Simultaneous

proceedings in another state. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.204           Simultaneous

proceedings in another state or foreign country. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.205           Continuing,

exclusive jurisdiction of tribunal that has issued child-support order;

becoming initiating tribunal to request modification of child-support order.

NRS 130.2055         Continuing,

exclusive jurisdiction over spousal-support order. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.2055         Continuing,

exclusive jurisdiction over spousal-support order. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.206           Enforcement

and modification of child-support order by tribunal having continuing

jurisdiction. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.206           Enforcement

and modification of child-support order by tribunal having continuing

jurisdiction. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

 

Reconciliation of Multiple Orders

NRS 130.207           Recognition

of controlling child-support order; determination of which order controls;

request for determination; issuance of new controlling order. [Effective until

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.207           Recognition

of controlling child-support order; determination of which order controls;

request for determination; issuance of new controlling order. [Effective on the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.208           Multiple

child-support orders for two or more obligees. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.208           Multiple

child-support orders for two or more obligees. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.209           Credit

for payments. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.209           Credit

for payments. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 3—Civil Provisions of General Application

NRS 130.301           Proceedings

under act. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.301           Proceedings

under act. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.302           Action

by minor parent.

NRS 130.303           Application

of law of State.

NRS 130.304           Duties

of initiating tribunal. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.304           Duties

of initiating tribunal. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.305           Duties

and powers of responding tribunal. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.305           Duties

and powers of responding tribunal. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.306           Inappropriate

tribunal. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.306           Inappropriate

tribunal. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.307           Duties

of support-enforcement agency. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.307           Duties

of support-enforcement agency. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.308           Duty

of Attorney General. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.308           Duties

of Attorney General. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.309           Private

counsel.

NRS 130.310           Duties

of State Information Agency. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.310           Duties

of State Information Agency. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.311           Pleadings

and accompanying documents. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.311           Pleadings

and accompanying documents. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.312           Nondisclosure

of information in exceptional circumstances.

NRS 130.313           Costs

and fees. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.313           Costs

and fees. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.314           Limited

immunity of petitioner.

NRS 130.315           Nonparentage

as defense.

NRS 130.316           Special

rules of evidence and procedure. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.316           Special

rules of evidence and procedure. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.317           Communication

between tribunals. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.317           Communication

between tribunals. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.318           Assistance

with discovery. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.318           Assistance

with discovery. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.319           Receipt

and disbursement of payments. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.319           Receipt

and disbursements of payments. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 4—Establishment of Support Order and Determination of

Parentage

NRS 130.401           Issuance

of support order. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.401           Issuance

of support order by tribunal with personal jurisdiction. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.402           Becoming

responding tribunal in proceeding to determine parentage. [Effective on the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 5—Enforcement of Order of Another State Without

Registration

NRS 130.501           Delivery

of income-withholding order of another state to employer of obligor in this

State.

NRS 130.502           Employer’s

compliance with income-withholding order of another state.

NRS 130.503           Employer’s

compliance with multiple income-withholding orders.

NRS 130.504           Immunity

from civil liability. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.504           Immunity

from civil liability. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.505           Penalties

for noncompliance. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.505           Penalties

for noncompliance. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.506           Contest

by obligor.

NRS 130.507           Administrative

enforcement of orders. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.507           Administrative

enforcement of orders. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 6—Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After

Registration

Registration and Enforcement of Support Order

NRS 130.601           Registration

of order for enforcement. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.601           Registration

of orders issued in other jurisdictions. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.602           Procedure

to register order for enforcement. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.602           Procedure

to register order for enforcement; exceptions. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.603           Effect

of registration for enforcement. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.603           Effect

of registration for enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.604           Choice

of law; statute of limitation; prospective application of law. [Effective until

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.604           Choice

of law; statute of limitation; prospective application of law. [Effective on

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

 

Contest of Validity or Enforcement

NRS 130.605           Notice

of registration of order. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.605           Notice

of registration of order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.606           Procedure

to contest validity or enforcement of registered order. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.606           Procedure

to contest validity or enforcement of registered order. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.607           Contest

of registration or enforcement. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.607           Contest

of registration or enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.608           Confirmed

order. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.608           Confirmed

order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

 

Registration and Modification of Child-Support Order

NRS 130.609           Procedure

to register child-support order of another state for modification. [Effective

until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.609           Procedure

to register child-support order of another state for modification. [Effective

on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.6095         Registration

of foreign child-support order not under the Convention for modification.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

NRS 130.610           Effect

of registration for modification. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.610           Effect

of registration for modification. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.611           Modification

of child-support order of another state. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.611           Modification

of child-support order of another state; modification of child-support order of

this State if one party resides outside this State and other party resides

outside United States. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.6115         Modification

of child-support order of foreign country or state. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President

and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.6115         Modification

of child-support order of foreign country. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.612           Effect

of order modified by tribunal of another state.

NRS 130.613           Jurisdiction

to modify child-support order of another state when individual parties reside

in this State. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.613           Jurisdiction

to modify child-support order of another state when individual parties reside

in this State. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.614           Notice

to issuing tribunal of modification.

 

Article 7—Support Proceeding Under Convention

NRS 130.701           Tribunal

of State authorized to serve as responding tribunal in proceeding to determine

parentage. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7011         Definitions.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

NRS 130.7012         “Application”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

NRS 130.7013         “Central

authority” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7014         “Convention

support order” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7015         “Direct

request” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7016         “Foreign

central authority” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7017         “Foreign

support agreement” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.7018         “United

States central authority” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.702           Proceedings

under Convention; limitations. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.703           Designated

governmental entity to perform certain functions under Convention. [Effective

on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.704           Initiation

by designated governmental entity of support proceeding under Convention.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

NRS 130.705           Direct

request. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.706           Registration

of Convention support order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.707           Contest

of registered Convention support order. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.708           Recognition

and enforcement of registered Convention support order. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President

and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.709           Partial

enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.710           Foreign

support agreement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.711           Modification

of Convention child-support order. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.712           Personal

information; limit on use. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

NRS 130.713           Record

in original language; English translation. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

 

Article 8—Interstate Rendition

NRS 130.801           Grounds

for rendition.

NRS 130.802           Conditions

of rendition.

_________

 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      NRS 130.015  Requests between states for assistance to enforce support order;

maintenance of records.

      1.  If a support-enforcement agency of this

state receives a request from a support-enforcement agency of another state to

enforce a support order, the support-enforcement agency of this state shall

respond to the request as required by 42 U.S.C. § 666. The request shall be

deemed to constitute a certification by the support-enforcement agency of the

other state:

      (a) Of the amount of support under the order for

which payment is in arrears; and

      (b) That the agency has complied with all requirements

for procedural due process applicable to the case.

      2.  A support-enforcement agency of this

state may, by electronic or other means, transmit to the appropriate agency of

another state a request for assistance in a case involving the enforcement of a

support order. The request must include:

      (a) Such information as will enable the agency to

which the request is transmitted to compare information about the case to

information maintained in that state; and

      (b) A certification by the support-enforcement

agency of this state:

             (1) Of the amount of support under the

order for which payment is in arrears; and

             (2) That the agency has complied with all

requirements for procedural due process applicable to the case.

      3.  If a support-enforcement agency of this

state provides assistance to a support-enforcement agency of another state

pursuant to subsection 1, no support-enforcement agency of this state may, for

the purposes of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 601 et seq.),

consider the case to be transferred to the caseload of this state.

      4.  A support-enforcement agency of this

state shall maintain records of:

      (a) The number of requests received from a

support-enforcement agency of another state pursuant to subsection 1;

      (b) The number of cases for which the

support-enforcement agency of this state collected support in response to such

a request; and

      (c) The amount of support collected in response

to such a request.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2328; A 1997, 2349)

      NRS 130.025  Jurisdiction by arrest.

      1.  If a tribunal of this state believes

that an obligor may flee, it may:

      (a) As an initiating tribunal, request that the

responding tribunal obtain the body of the obligor by appropriate process; or

      (b) As a responding tribunal, obtain the body of

the obligor by appropriate process.

      2.  Thereafter, the tribunal of this state

may, by appropriate process, release the obligor upon his or her own

recognizance or upon the obligor giving a bond in an amount set to ensure the

obligor’s appearance at the hearing.

      [17:44:1955]—(NRS A 1969, 603; 1997, 2330)

      NRS 130.035  Declaration of foreign nation as state for purposes of chapter.

      1.  When the Attorney General is satisfied

that reciprocal provisions will be made by any foreign country or political

subdivision for the enforcement therein of support orders made within this

State, the Attorney General may declare the foreign country or political

subdivision to be a state for the purpose of this chapter. Any such declaration

may be revoked by the Attorney General. The Attorney General may take

appropriate action to provide notification of any such declaration or

revocation.

      2.  As used in this section, “foreign

country or political subdivision” means a foreign sovereign nation or a

political subdivision thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 900; A 1975, 244; 1997, 2332; 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.045  Responding tribunals of State: Prohibition against staying

proceedings or refusing hearings under certain circumstances; duties and

powers.  Except as otherwise

required by the provisions of this chapter, a responding tribunal of this

state:

      1.  Shall not stay a proceeding or refuse a

hearing pursuant to this chapter because of any pending or prior action or

proceeding for divorce, separation, annulment, dissolution, habeas corpus,

adoption or custody in this or any other state.

      2.  Shall hold a hearing pursuant to this

chapter and may issue a support order pendente lite and, in aid thereof,

require the obligor to give a bond for the prompt prosecution of the pending

proceeding.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 170)

INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT (UNIFORM ACT)

Article 1—General Provisions

      NRS 130.0902  Short title.  NRS 130.0902 to 130.802,

inclusive, may be cited as the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311; A 2009, 124)

      NRS 130.0904  Uniformity of application and construction.  In applying and construing the Uniform

Interstate Family Support Act, consideration must be given to the need to

promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that

enact it.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311; A 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.101  Definitions.  As

used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and

terms defined in NRS 130.10103 to 130.10191, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to

them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311; A 2009, 124)

      NRS 130.10103  “Child” defined.  “Child”

means a natural person, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is

alleged to be owed a duty of support by his or her parent or who is or is

alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10107  “Child-support order” defined.  “Child-support

order” means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained

the age of majority under the law of the issuing state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10109  “Convention” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Convention”

means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance, concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10111  “Duty of support” defined.  “Duty

of support” means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support

for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to

provide support.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10115  “Employer” defined.  “Employer”

includes, but is not limited to, any person or other entity required to

withhold income pursuant to NRS 31A.010

to 31A.190, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10116  “Foreign country” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Foreign country” means a country, including a

political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, which authorizes

the issuance of support orders and:

      1.  Which has been declared under the law

of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country;

      2.  Which has established a reciprocal

arrangement for child support with this State as provided in NRS 130.308;

      3.  Which has enacted a law or established

procedures for the issuance and enforcement of support orders which are

substantially similar to the procedures under this chapter; or

      4.  In which the Convention is in force

with respect to the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10117  “Foreign support order” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Foreign support order” means a support order

of a foreign tribunal.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10118  “Foreign tribunal” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Foreign tribunal” means a court,

administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity of a foreign country which is

authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine

parentage of a child. The term includes a competent authority under the

Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10119  “Home state” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Home state” means the state in which a child

lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least 6 consecutive

months immediately preceding the time of filing a petition or comparable

pleading for support and, if a child is less than 6 months old, the state in

which the child lived from birth with a parent or a person acting as a parent.

A period of temporary absence of any of those persons is counted as part of the

6-month or other period.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10119  “Home state” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Home state” means

the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person

acting as a parent for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding the

time of filing a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is

less than 6 months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived

from birth with a parent or a person acting as a parent. A period of temporary

absence of any of those persons is counted as part of the 6-month or other period.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311; A 2009, 124,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10123  “Income” defined.  “Income”

includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and

any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this

state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10127  “Income-withholding order” defined.  “Income-withholding

order” means an order or other legal process directed to an employer of an

obligor to withhold support from the income of the obligor.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311)

      NRS 130.10131  “Initiating state” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Initiating state” means a state from which a

proceeding is forwarded or in which a proceeding is filed for forwarding to a

responding state under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act or a law or

procedure substantially similar to that Act.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2311; A 2007, 119; R 2009, 140,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10135  “Initiating tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Initiating tribunal” means an authorized

tribunal in an initiating state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10135  “Initiating tribunal”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  “Initiating

tribunal” means the tribunal of a state or foreign country from which a

petition or comparable pleading is forwarded or in which a petition or

comparable pleading is filed for forwarding to another state or foreign

country.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 124,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10137  “Issuing foreign country” defined. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Issuing foreign country” means the foreign

country in which a tribunal issues a support order of a judgment determining

parentage of a child.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10139  “Issuing state” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Issuing state” means a state in which a

tribunal issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10139  “Issuing state” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Issuing state”

means a state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment

determining parentage of a child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10143  “Issuing tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Issuing tribunal” means a tribunal that

issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10143  “Issuing tribunal”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  “Issuing

tribunal” means a tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support

order or a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification)

      NRS 130.10147  “Law” defined.  “Law”

includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the

force of law.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10151  “Obligee” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Obligee”

means:

      1.  A natural person to whom a duty of

support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order has been

issued or a judgment determining parentage has been rendered;

      2.  A state or political subdivision to

which the rights under a duty of support or support order have been assigned or

which has independent claims based on financial assistance provided to an

individual obligee; or

      3.  A natural person seeking a judgment

determining parentage of his or her child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10151  “Obligee” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Obligee” means:

      1.  A natural person to whom a duty of

support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a

judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued;

      2.  A foreign country, state or political

subdivision of a state to which the rights under a duty of support or support

order have been assigned or which has independent claims based on financial

assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support;

      3.  A natural person seeking a judgment

determining parentage of his or her child; or

      4.  A person that is a creditor in a

proceeding under NRS 130.7011 to 130.713, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10155  “Obligor” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Obligor”

means a natural person, or the estate of a decedent, who:

      1.  Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of

support;

      2.  Is alleged but has not been adjudicated

to be a parent of a child; or

      3.  Is liable under a support order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10155  “Obligor” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Obligor” means a

natural person, or the estate of a decedent, that:

      1.  Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of

support;

      2.  Is alleged but has not been adjudicated

to be a parent of a child;

      3.  Is liable under a support order; or

      4.  Is a debtor in a proceeding under NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.101555  “Outside this State” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Outside this State” means a location in

another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the

country is a foreign country.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10156  “Person” defined.  “Person”

means a natural person, corporation, business trust, estate, trust,

partnership, limited-liability company, association, joint venture, government

or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, public corporation or

any other legal or commercial entity.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 117)

      NRS 130.10158  “Record” defined.  “Record”

means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in

an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.10159  “Register” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Register” means to file a support order or

judgment determining parentage with the clerk of a district court of this

state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10159  “Register” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Register” means to

file in a tribunal of this State a support order or judgment determining

parentage of a child issued in another state or foreign country with the clerk

of a district court of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10163  “Registering tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Registering tribunal” means a tribunal in

which a support order is registered.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10163  “Registering tribunal”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  “Registering

tribunal” means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining

parentage of a child is registered.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10167  “Responding state” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Responding state” means a state in which a

proceeding is filed or to which a proceeding is forwarded for filing from an

initiating state under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act or a law or

procedure substantially similar to that Act.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2007, 119)

      NRS 130.10167  “Responding state”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument

of ratification.]  “Responding

state” means a state in which a petition or comparable pleading for support or

to determine parentage of a child is filed or to which a petition or comparable

pleading is forwarded for filing from another state or foreign country.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2007, 119; 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10171  “Responding tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Responding tribunal” means an authorized

tribunal in a responding state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10171  “Responding tribunal”

defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  “Responding

tribunal” means an authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign

country.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10175  “Spousal-support order” defined.  “Spousal-support

order” means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of an obligor.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312)

      NRS 130.10179  “State” defined. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “State”

means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the

United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to

the jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes:

      1.  An Indian tribe; and

      2.  A foreign country or political

subdivision that:

      (a) Has enacted a law or established procedures

for the issuance and enforcement of support orders which are substantially

similar to the procedures established under the Uniform Interstate Family

Support Act;

      (b) Is declared to be a foreign reciprocating

country or political subdivision pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 659a; or

      (c) Is declared to be a state pursuant to NRS 130.035.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2007, 119)

      NRS 130.10179  “State” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “State” means a

state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United

States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the

jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes an Indian nation or tribe.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2312; A 2007, 119; 2009, 125,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10183  “Support-enforcement agency” defined. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Support-enforcement agency” means a public

official or agency authorized to seek:

      1.  The enforcement of support orders or

laws relating to the duty of support;

      2.  The establishment or modification of

child support;

      3.  A determination of parentage;

      4.  The location of obligors or their

assets; or

      5.  A determination of the controlling

child-support order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 119)

      NRS 130.10183  “Support-enforcement

agency” defined. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  “Support-enforcement

agency” means a public official, governmental entity or private agency

authorized to:

      1.  Seek enforcement of support orders or

laws relating to the duty of support;

      2.  Seek establishment or modification of

child support;

      3.  Request determination of parentage of a

child;

      4.  Attempt to locate obligors or their

assets; or

      5.  Request determination of the

controlling child-support order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 119; 2009, 126,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10187  “Support order” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Support order” means a judgment, decree,

order or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued

by a tribunal for the benefit of a child, spouse or former spouse, which

provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages or reimbursement and may

include related costs and fees, interest, the withholding of income, attorney’s

fees and other relief.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 119)

      NRS 130.10187  “Support order” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Support order”

means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary,

final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the

benefit of a child, spouse or former spouse, which provides for monetary

support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for

financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child

support. The term may include related costs and fees, interest, the withholding

of income, automatic adjustment, reasonable attorney’s fees and other relief.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 119; 2009, 126,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.10191  “Tribunal” defined. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Tribunal” means a court, administrative

agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify

support orders or to determine parentage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313)

      NRS 130.10191  “Tribunal” defined.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  “Tribunal” means a

court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish,

enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2009, 126,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.102  Tribunal of state. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  The

district court and, within the limitations of authority granted pursuant to NRS 3.405, 125.005 or 425.381 to 425.3852, inclusive, a master or referee

appointed pursuant to any of those sections, are the tribunals of this state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313)

      NRS 130.102  Tribunals and support

enforcement agencies of State. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  The district court and, within the

limitations of authority granted pursuant to NRS

3.405, 125.005 or 425.381 to 425.3852, inclusive, a master or referee

appointed pursuant to any of those sections, are the tribunals of this State.

      2.  The support enforcement agency of this

State may include, without limitation, a court, a district attorney, a law

enforcement agency or the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the

Department of Health and Human Services.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2009, 126,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.103  Remedies cumulative and not exclusive. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President

and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Remedies provided by this chapter are

cumulative and do not affect the availability of remedies under other law,

including the recognition of a support order of a foreign country or political

subdivision on the basis of comity.

      2.  This chapter does not:

      (a) Provide the exclusive method of establishing

or enforcing a support order under the law of this State; or

      (b) Grant a tribunal of this State jurisdiction

to render judgment or issue an order relating to child custody or visitation in

a proceeding under this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 120)

      NRS 130.103  Remedies cumulative and

not exclusive. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Remedies provided by this chapter are

cumulative and do not affect the availability of remedies under other law or

the recognition of a support order on the basis of comity.

      2.  This chapter does not:

      (a) Provide the exclusive method of establishing

or enforcing a support order under the law of this State; or

      (b) Grant a tribunal of this State jurisdiction

to render judgment or issue an order relating to child custody or visitation in

a proceeding under this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 120; 2009, 126,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.105  Applicability to support proceedings involving foreign orders,

foreign tribunals or certain persons residing in foreign country; limitations.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State shall apply

this chapter to a support proceeding involving:

      (a) A foreign support order;

      (b) A foreign tribunal; or

      (c) An obligee, obligor or child residing in a

foreign country.

      2.  A tribunal of this State that is

requested to recognize and enforce a support order on the basis of comity may

apply the procedural and substantive provisions of this chapter.

      3.  NRS 130.7011

to 130.713, inclusive, apply only to a support

proceeding under the Convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, is inconsistent with any other provision of this chapter, NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, control.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 2—Jurisdiction

Extended Personal Jurisdiction

      NRS 130.201  Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  In a proceeding to establish or enforce

a support order or to determine parentage, a tribunal of this State may

exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident if:

      (a) The nonresident is personally served with a

summons or other notice of the proceeding within this State;

      (b) The nonresident submits to the jurisdiction

of this State by consent in a record, by entering a general appearance or by

filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to

personal jurisdiction;

      (c) The nonresident resided with the child in

this State;

      (d) The nonresident resided in this State and

provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;

      (e) The child resides in this State as a result

of the acts or directives of the nonresident;

      (f) The nonresident engaged in sexual intercourse

in this State, and the child may have been conceived by that act of

intercourse; or

      (g) There is any other basis consistent with the

Constitution of this State and the Constitution of the United States for the

exercise of personal jurisdiction.

      2.  The bases of personal jurisdiction set

forth in subsection 1 or in any other law of this State may not be used to

acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of the State to modify a child

support order of another state unless the requirements of NRS 130.611 or 130.6115

are met.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 120)

      NRS 130.201  Bases for jurisdiction

over nonresident. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  In a proceeding to establish or enforce

a support order or to determine parentage of a child, a tribunal of this State

may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident if:

      (a) The nonresident is personally served with a

summons or other notice of the proceeding within this State;

      (b) The nonresident submits to the jurisdiction

of this State by consent in a record, by entering a general appearance or by

filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to

personal jurisdiction;

      (c) The nonresident resided with the child in

this State;

      (d) The nonresident resided in this State and

provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;

      (e) The child resides in this State as a result

of the acts or directives of the nonresident;

      (f) The nonresident engaged in sexual intercourse

in this State, and the child may have been conceived by that act of

intercourse; or

      (g) There is any other basis consistent with the

Constitution of this State and the Constitution of the United States for the

exercise of personal jurisdiction.

      2.  The bases of personal jurisdiction set

forth in subsection 1 or in any other law of this State may not be used to

acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of this State to modify a child

support order of another state unless the requirements of NRS 130.611 are met or, in the case of a foreign

support order, unless the requirements of NRS 130.6115

are met.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 120; 2009, 127,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.202  Continuation of personal jurisdiction.  Personal

jurisdiction acquired by a tribunal of this State in a proceeding under this

chapter or other law of this State relating to a support order continues as

long as a tribunal of this State has continuing and exclusive jurisdiction to

modify its order or continuing jurisdiction to enforce its order as provided by

NRS 130.205, 130.2055

and 130.206.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2313; A 2007, 120)

      NRS 130.2025  Procedure when exercising jurisdiction over nonresident in

proceeding relating to support order of foreign country or political

subdivision. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  A

tribunal of this State exercising personal jurisdiction over a nonresident in a

proceeding under this chapter or under other law of this State relating to a

support order or in a proceeding recognizing a support order of a foreign

country or political subdivision on the basis of comity may receive evidence

from another state pursuant to NRS 130.316,

communicate with a tribunal of another state pursuant to NRS

130.317 and obtain discovery through a tribunal of another state pursuant

to NRS 130.318. In all other respects, NRS 130.301 to 130.701,

inclusive, do not apply and the tribunal shall apply the procedural and

substantive law of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.2025  Procedure when exercising

jurisdiction over nonresident in proceeding relating to foreign support order.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  A tribunal of this

State exercising personal jurisdiction over a nonresident in a proceeding under

this chapter or under other law of this State relating to a support order or in

a proceeding recognizing a foreign support order may receive evidence from outside

this State pursuant to NRS 130.316, communicate

with a tribunal outside this State pursuant to NRS

130.317 and obtain discovery through a tribunal outside this State pursuant

to NRS 130.318. In all other respects, NRS 130.301 to 130.713, inclusive,

do not apply and the tribunal shall apply the procedural and substantive law of

this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118; A 2009, 127,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Proceedings Involving Two or More States

      NRS 130.203  Initiating and responding tribunal of State. [Effective until

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  Under this chapter, a tribunal of this state

may serve as an initiating tribunal to forward proceedings to another state and

as a responding tribunal for proceedings initiated in another state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2314)

      NRS 130.203  Initiating and responding

tribunal of State. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  Under

this chapter, a tribunal of this state may serve as an initiating tribunal to

forward proceedings to a tribunal of another state and as a responding tribunal

for proceedings initiated in another state or foreign country.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2314; A 2009, 127,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.204  Simultaneous proceedings in another state. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this state may exercise

jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable

pleading is filed after a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another

state only if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in this

state is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state for

filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by the

other state;

      (b) The contesting party challenges the exercise

of jurisdiction in the other state in a timely manner; and

      (c) If relevant, this state is the home state of

the child.

      2.  A tribunal of this state may not

exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or

comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed

in another state if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in the

other state is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in this state

for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by

this state;

      (b) The contesting party challenges the exercise

of jurisdiction in this state in a timely manner; and

      (c) If relevant, the other state is the home

state of the child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2314)

      NRS 130.204  Simultaneous proceedings

in another state or foreign country. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State may exercise

jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading

is filed after a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state or a

foreign country only if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in this

State is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state or

the foreign country for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise

of jurisdiction by the other state or the foreign country;

      (b) The contesting party challenges the exercise

of jurisdiction in the other state or the foreign country in a timely manner;

and

      (c) If relevant, this State is the home state of

the child.

      2.  A tribunal of this State may not

exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or

comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed

in another state or a foreign country if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in the

other state or the foreign country is filed before the expiration of the time

allowed in this State for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise

of jurisdiction by this State;

      (b) The contesting party challenges the exercise

of jurisdiction in this State in a timely manner; and

      (c) If relevant, the other state or the foreign

country is the home state of the child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2314; A 2009, 127,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.205  Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of tribunal that has issued

child-support order; becoming initiating tribunal to request modification of

child-support order.

      1.  A tribunal of this State that has

issued a child-support order consistent with the law of this State has and

shall exercise continuing and exclusive jurisdiction to modify its

child-support order if the order is the controlling order and:

      (a) At the time of the filing of a request for

modification, this State is the residence of the obligor, the obligee who is a

natural person or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued; or

      (b) Even if this State is not the residence of

the obligor, the obligee who is a natural person or the child for whose benefit

the support order is issued, the parties consent in a record or in open court

that the tribunal of this State may continue to exercise jurisdiction to modify

its order.

      2.  A tribunal of this State that has

issued a child-support order consistent with the law of this State may not

exercise continuing and exclusive jurisdiction to modify its child-support

order if:

      (a) All of the parties who are natural persons

file consent in a record with the tribunal of this State that a tribunal of

another state that has jurisdiction over at least one of the parties who is a

natural person or that is located in the state of residence of the child may

modify the order and assume continuing and exclusive jurisdiction; or

      (b) Its order is not the controlling order.

      3.  If a tribunal of another state has

issued a child-support order pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support

Act or a law substantially similar to that Act which modifies a child-support

order of a tribunal of this State, tribunals of this State shall recognize the

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction of the tribunal of the other state.

      4.  A tribunal of this State that lacks

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child-support order may serve

as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to modify a

support order issued in that state.

      5.  A temporary support order issued ex

parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2314; A 2007, 120)

      NRS 130.2055  Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over spousal-support order.

[Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State issuing a

spousal-support order consistent with the law of this State has continuing and

exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal-support order throughout the

existence of the support obligation.

      2.  A tribunal of this State may not modify

a spousal-support order issued by a tribunal of another state having continuing

and exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state.

      3.  A tribunal of this State that has

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal-support order may serve

as:

      (a) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal

of another state to enforce the spousal-support order issued in this State; or

      (b) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify

its own spousal-support order.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.2055  Continuing, exclusive

jurisdiction over spousal-support order. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State issuing a

spousal-support order consistent with the law of this State has continuing and

exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal-support order throughout the

existence of the support obligation.

      2.  A tribunal of this State may not modify

a spousal-support order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign

country having continuing and exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the

law of that state or foreign country.

      3.  A tribunal of this State that has

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal-support order may serve

as:

      (a) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal

of another state to enforce the spousal-support order issued in this State; or

      (b) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify

its own spousal-support order.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118; A 2009, 128,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.206  Enforcement and modification of child-support order by tribunal

having continuing jurisdiction. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State that has

issued a child-support order consistent with the law of this State may serve as

an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce:

      (a) The order if the order is the controlling

order and has not been modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed

jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; or

      (b) A money judgment for arrears of support and

interest on the order accrued before a determination that an order of another

state is the controlling order.

      2.  A tribunal of this State having

continuing jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal

to enforce the order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2315; A 2007, 122)

      NRS 130.206  Enforcement and

modification of child-support order by tribunal having continuing jurisdiction.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State that has

issued a child-support order consistent with the law of this State may serve as

an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce:

      (a) The order if the order is the controlling

order and has not been modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed

jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; or

      (b) A money judgment for arrears of support and

interest on the order accrued before a determination that an order of a

tribunal of another state is the controlling order.

      2.  A tribunal of this State having

continuing jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal

to enforce the order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2315; A 2007, 122; 2009, 128,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Reconciliation of Multiple Orders

      NRS 130.207  Recognition of controlling child-support order; determination of

which order controls; request for determination; issuance of new controlling

order. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If a proceeding is brought under this

chapter and only one tribunal has issued a child-support order, the order of

that tribunal controls and must be so recognized.

      2.  If a proceeding is brought under this

chapter and two or more child-support orders have been issued by tribunals of

this State or another state with regard to the same obligor and same child, a

tribunal of this State having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and

obligee who is a natural person shall apply the following rules and by order

shall determine which child-support order controls:

      (a) If only one of the tribunals would have continuing

and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, the order of that tribunal

controls and must be so recognized.

      (b) If more than one of the tribunals would have

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, an order issued by a

tribunal in the current home state of the child controls, but if an order has

not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently

issued controls.

      (c) If none of the tribunals would have

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, the tribunal of this

State shall issue a child-support order which controls.

      3.  If two or more child-support orders

have been issued for the same obligor and same child, upon request of a party

who is a natural person or a support-enforcement agency, a tribunal of this

State having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and the obligee who is

a natural person shall determine which order controls under subsection 2. The

request may be filed with a registration for enforcement or registration for

modification pursuant to NRS 130.601 to 130.614, inclusive, or may be filed as a separate

proceeding.

      4.  A request to determine which is the

controlling order must be accompanied by a copy of every child-support order in

effect and the applicable record of payments. The requesting party shall give

notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the

determination.

      5.  The tribunal that issued the

controlling order under subsection 1, 2 or 3 has continuing jurisdiction to the

extent provided in NRS 130.205 or 130.206.

      6.  A tribunal of this State that

determines by order which is the controlling order under paragraph (a) or (b)

of subsection 2 or subsection 3 or that issues a new controlling order under

paragraph (c) of subsection 2 shall state in that order:

      (a) The basis upon which the tribunal made its

determination;

      (b) The amount of prospective support, if any;

and

      (c) The total amount of consolidated arrears and

accrued interest, if any, under all of the orders after all payments made are

credited as provided by NRS 130.209.

      7.  Within 90 days after issuance of an

order determining which is the controlling order, the party obtaining the order

shall file a certified copy of it in each tribunal that issued or registered an

earlier order of child support. A party or support-enforcement agency obtaining

the order that fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate

sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The

failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the

controlling order.

      8.  An order that has been determined to be

the controlling order, or a judgment for consolidated arrears of support and

interest, if any, made pursuant to this section must be recognized in

proceedings under this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2315; A 2007, 122)

      NRS 130.207  Recognition of

controlling child-support order; determination of which order controls; request

for determination; issuance of new controlling order. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If a proceeding is brought under this

chapter and only one tribunal has issued a child-support order, the order of

that tribunal controls and must be so recognized.

      2.  If a proceeding is brought under this

chapter and two or more child-support orders have been issued by tribunals of

this State or another state or a foreign country with regard to the same obligor

and same child, a tribunal of this State having personal jurisdiction over both

the obligor and obligee who is a natural person shall apply the following rules

and by order shall determine which child-support order controls and must be

recognized:

      (a) If only one of the tribunals would have

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, the order of that

tribunal controls.

      (b) If more than one of the tribunals would have

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, an order issued by a

tribunal in the current home state of the child controls, or if an order has

not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently

issued controls.

      (c) If none of the tribunals would have

continuing and exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, the tribunal of this

State shall issue a child-support order which controls.

      3.  If two or more child-support orders

have been issued for the same obligor and same child, upon request of a party

who is a natural person or that is a support-enforcement agency, a tribunal of

this State having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and the obligee

who is a natural person shall determine which order controls under subsection

2. The request may be filed with a registration for enforcement or registration

for modification pursuant to NRS 130.601 to 130.713, inclusive, or may be filed as a separate

proceeding.

      4.  A request to determine which is the

controlling order must be accompanied by a copy of every child-support order in

effect and the applicable record of payments. The requesting party shall give

notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the

determination.

      5.  The tribunal that issued the

controlling order under subsection 1, 2 or 3 has continuing jurisdiction to the

extent provided in NRS 130.205 or 130.206.

      6.  A tribunal of this State that

determines by order which is the controlling order under paragraph (a) or (b)

of subsection 2 or subsection 3 or that issues a new controlling order under

paragraph (c) of subsection 2 shall state in that order:

      (a) The basis upon which the tribunal made its

determination;

      (b) The amount of prospective support, if any;

and

      (c) The total amount of consolidated arrears and

accrued interest, if any, under all of the orders after all payments made are

credited as provided by NRS 130.209.

      7.  Within 90 days after issuance of an

order determining which is the controlling order, the party obtaining the order

shall file a certified copy of it in each tribunal that issued or registered an

earlier order of child support. A party or support-enforcement agency obtaining

the order that fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions

by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file

does not affect the validity or enforceability of the controlling order.

      8.  An order that has been determined to be

the controlling order, or a judgment for consolidated arrears of support and

interest, if any, made pursuant to this section must be recognized in

proceedings under this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2315; A 2007, 122; 2009, 128,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.208  Multiple child-support orders for two or more obligees.

[Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  In responding to

registrations or petitions for the enforcement of two or more child-support

orders in effect at the same time with regard to the same obligor and different

obligees who are natural persons, at least one of which was issued by a

tribunal of another state, a tribunal of this State shall enforce those orders

in the same manner as if the orders had been issued by a tribunal of this

State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123)

      NRS 130.208  Multiple child-support

orders for two or more obligees. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]  In

responding to registrations or petitions for the enforcement of two or more

child-support orders in effect at the same time with regard to the same obligor

and different obligees who are natural persons, at least one of which was

issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country, a tribunal of this

State shall enforce those orders in the same manner as if the orders had been

issued by a tribunal of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123; 2009, 129,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.209  Credit for payments. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A tribunal of this State shall credit amounts

collected for a particular period pursuant to any child-support order against

the amounts owed for the same period under any other child-support order for

support of the same child issued by a tribunal of this or another state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123)

      NRS 130.209  Credit for payments.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  A tribunal of this

State shall credit amounts collected for a particular period pursuant to any

child-support order against the amounts owed for the same period under any

other child-support order for support of the same child issued by a tribunal of

this State, another state or a foreign country.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123; 2009, 130,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 3—Civil Provisions of General Application

      NRS 130.301  Proceedings under act. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

chapter, NRS 130.301 to 130.319,

inclusive, apply to all proceedings under the Uniform Interstate Family Support

Act.

      2.  A petitioner who is a natural person or

a support-enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this

chapter by filing a petition in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a

responding tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly

in a tribunal of another state which has or can obtain personal jurisdiction

over the respondent.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123)

      NRS 130.301  Proceedings under act.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

chapter, NRS 130.301 to 130.319,

inclusive, apply to all proceedings under the Uniform Interstate Family Support

Act.

      2.  A petitioner who is a natural person or

a support-enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this

chapter by filing a petition in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a responding

tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly in a

tribunal of another state or a foreign country which has or can obtain personal

jurisdiction over the respondent.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2316; A 2007, 123; 2009, 130,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.302  Action by minor parent.  A

minor parent, or a guardian or other legal representative of a minor parent,

may maintain a proceeding on behalf of or for the benefit of the minor’s child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317)

      NRS 130.303  Application of law of State.  Except

as otherwise provided in this chapter, a responding tribunal of this State:

      1.  Shall apply the procedural and

substantive law generally applicable to similar proceedings originating in this

State and may exercise all powers and provide all remedies available in those

proceedings; and

      2.  Shall determine the duty of support and

the amount payable in accordance with the law of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317; A 2007, 124)

      NRS 130.304  Duties of initiating tribunal. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Upon the filing of a petition

authorized by this chapter, an initiating tribunal of this State shall forward

the petition and its accompanying documents:

      (a) To the responding tribunal or appropriate

support-enforcement agency in the responding state; or

      (b) 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.

      2.  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 state is a foreign country or political subdivision, upon request

the tribunal shall specify the amount of support sought, convert that amount

into the equivalent amount in the foreign currency under the applicable

official or market exchange rate as publicly reported and provide any other

documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317; A 2007, 124)

      NRS 130.304  Duties of initiating

tribunal. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Upon the filing of a petition

authorized by this chapter, an initiating tribunal of this State shall forward

the petition and its accompanying documents:

      (a) To the responding tribunal or appropriate

support-enforcement agency in the responding state; or

      (b) 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.

      2.  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, upon request the tribunal shall

specify the amount of support sought, convert that amount into the equivalent

amount in the foreign currency under the applicable official or market exchange

rate as publicly reported and provide any other documents necessary to satisfy

the requirements of the responding foreign tribunal.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317; A 2007, 124; 2009, 130,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.305  Duties and powers of responding tribunal. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  When a responding tribunal of this

State receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or

directly pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 130.301,

it shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner

where and when it was filed.

      2.  A responding tribunal of this State, to

the extent not prohibited by other law, may do one or more of the following:

      (a) Issue or enforce a support order, modify a

child-support order, determine the controlling child-support order or determine

parentage;

      (b) Order an obligor to comply with a support

order, specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;

      (c) Order the withholding of income;

      (d) Determine the amount of any arrearages and

specify a method of payment;

      (e) Enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt,

or both;

      (f) Set aside property for satisfaction of the

support order;

      (g) Place liens and order execution on the

obligor’s property;

      (h) Order an obligor to keep the tribunal

informed of his or her current residential address, telephone number, employer,

address of employment and telephone number at the place of employment;

      (i) 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;

      (j) Order the obligor to seek appropriate

employment by specified methods;

      (k) Award reasonable attorney’s fees and other

fees and costs; and

      (l) Grant any other available remedy.

      3.  A responding tribunal of this State

shall include in a support order issued under this chapter, or in the documents

accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support order is based.

      4.  A responding tribunal of this State may

not condition the payment of a support order issued under this chapter upon

compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.

      5.  If a responding tribunal of this State

issues an order under this chapter, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order

to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.

      6.  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.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317; A 2007, 125)

      NRS 130.305  Duties and powers of

responding tribunal. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  When a responding tribunal of this

State receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or

directly pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 130.301,

it shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner

where and when it was filed.

      2.  A responding tribunal of this State, to

the extent not prohibited by other law, may do one or more of the following:

      (a) Establish or enforce a support order, modify

a child-support order, determine the controlling child-support order or

determine parentage of a child;

      (b) Order an obligor to comply with a support

order, specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;

      (c) Order the withholding of income;

      (d) Determine the amount of any arrearages and

specify a method of payment;

      (e) Enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt,

or both;

      (f) Set aside property for satisfaction of the

support order;

      (g) Place liens and order execution on the

obligor’s property;

      (h) Order an obligor to keep the tribunal

informed of his or her current residential address, electronic mail address,

telephone number, employer, address of employment and telephone number at the

place of employment;

      (i) 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;

      (j) Order the obligor to seek appropriate

employment by specified methods;

      (k) Award reasonable attorney’s fees and other

fees and costs; and

      (l) Grant any other available remedy.

      3.  A responding tribunal of this State

shall include in a support order issued under this chapter, or in the documents

accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support order is based.

      4.  A responding tribunal of this State may

not condition the payment of a support order issued under this chapter upon

compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.

      5.  If a responding tribunal of this State

issues an order under this chapter, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order

to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.

      6.  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.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2317; A 2007, 125; 2009, 130,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.306  Inappropriate tribunal. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  If a petition or comparable pleading is

received by an inappropriate tribunal of this State, the tribunal shall forward

the pleading and accompanying documents to an appropriate tribunal in this

State or another state and notify the petitioner where and when the pleading

was sent.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 125)

      NRS 130.306  Inappropriate tribunal.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  If a petition or

comparable pleading is received by an inappropriate tribunal of this State, the

tribunal shall forward the pleading and accompanying documents to an

appropriate tribunal of this State or another state and notify the petitioner

where and when the pleading was sent.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 125; 2009, 131,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.307  Duties of support-enforcement agency. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding

under this chapter.

      2.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State that is providing services to the petitioner shall:

      (a) Take all steps necessary to enable an

appropriate tribunal in this State or another state to obtain jurisdiction over

the respondent;

      (b) Request an appropriate tribunal to set a

date, time and place for a hearing;

      (c) Make a reasonable effort to obtain all

relevant information, including information as to the income and property of

the parties;

      (d) Within 5 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;

      (e) Within 5 days, exclusive of Saturdays,

Sundays and legal holidays, after receipt of communication in a record from the

respondent or his or her attorney, send a copy of the communication to the

petitioner; and

      (f) Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over

the respondent cannot be obtained.

      3.  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:

      (a) To ensure that the order to be registered is

the controlling order; or

      (b) 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.

      4.  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.

      5.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State shall 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 a law similar to NRS 130.319.

      6.  This chapter 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 natural

person being assisted by the agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 125)

      NRS 130.307  Duties of

support-enforcement agency. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding

under this chapter.

      2.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State that is providing services to the petitioner shall:

      (a) Take all steps necessary to enable an

appropriate tribunal of this State, another state or a foreign country to

obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;

      (b) Request an appropriate tribunal to set a date,

time and place for a hearing;

      (c) Make a reasonable effort to obtain all

relevant information, including information as to the income and property of

the parties;

      (d) Within 5 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;

      (e) Within 5 days, exclusive of Saturdays,

Sundays and legal holidays, after receipt of communication in a record from the

respondent or his or her attorney, send a copy of the communication to the

petitioner; and

      (f) Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over

the respondent cannot be obtained.

      3.  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:

      (a) To ensure that the order to be registered is

the controlling order; or

      (b) 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.

      4.  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.

      5.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State shall 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 a law similar to NRS 130.319.

      6.  This chapter 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 natural

person being assisted by the agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 125; 2009, 131,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification)

      NRS 130.308  Duty of Attorney General. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  If the Attorney General determines that a

support-enforcement agency is neglecting or refusing to provide services to a

natural person, the Attorney General may order the agency to perform its duties

under this chapter or may provide those services directly to the person.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 126)

      NRS 130.308  Duties of Attorney

General. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If the Attorney General determines that

a support-enforcement agency is neglecting or refusing to provide services to a

natural person, the Attorney General may order the agency to perform its duties

under this chapter or may provide those services directly to the person.

      2.  The Attorney General may determine that

a foreign country has established a reciprocal arrangement for child support

with this State and take appropriate action for notification of the

determination.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2318; A 2007, 126; 2009, 132,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.309  Private counsel.  A

natural person may employ private counsel to represent him or her in

proceedings authorized by this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319)

      NRS 130.310  Duties of State Information Agency. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  The central unit established pursuant

to NRS 425.400 is the State Information

Agency under this chapter.

      2.  The State Information Agency shall:

      (a) Compile and maintain a current list,

including addresses, of the tribunals in this State which have jurisdiction

under this chapter and any support-enforcement agencies in this State and

transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;

      (b) Maintain a register of names and addresses of

tribunals and support-enforcement agencies received from other states;

      (c) Forward to the appropriate tribunal in the

county in this State in which an obligee who is a natural person or obligor

resides, or in which an obligor’s property is believed to be located, all

documents concerning a proceeding under this chapter received from an

initiating tribunal or the state information agency of the initiating state;

and

      (d) Obtain information concerning the location of

an obligor and the obligor’s property within this State that is not exempt from

execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator

services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor’s

address from employers and examination of governmental records, including, to

the extent not prohibited by other law, records relating to real property,

vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver’s licenses

and social security.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 126)

      NRS 130.310  Duties of State

Information Agency. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  The central unit established pursuant

to NRS 425.400 is the State Information

Agency under this chapter.

      2.  The State Information Agency shall:

      (a) Compile and maintain a current list,

including addresses, of the tribunals in this State which have jurisdiction

under this chapter and any support-enforcement agencies in this State and

transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;

      (b) Maintain a register of names and addresses of

tribunals and support-enforcement agencies received from other states;

      (c) Forward to the appropriate tribunal in the

county in this State in which an obligee who is a natural person or obligor

resides, or in which an obligor’s property is believed to be located, all

documents concerning a proceeding under this chapter received from another

state or a foreign country; and

      (d) Obtain information concerning the location of

an obligor and the obligor’s property within this State that is not exempt from

execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator

services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor’s

address from employers and examination of governmental records, including, to

the extent not prohibited by other law, records relating to real property,

vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver’s licenses

and social security.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 126; 2009, 132,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.311  Pleadings and accompanying documents. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  In a proceeding under this chapter, a

petitioner seeking to establish a support order, to determine parentage or to

register and modify a support order of another state must file a petition.

Unless otherwise ordered pursuant to NRS 130.312,

the petition or accompanying documents must provide, so far as known, the name,

residential address and social security number of the obligor and the obligee

or the parent and alleged parent, and the name, sex, residential address,

social security number and date of birth of each child for whose benefit

support is sought or whose parentage is to be determined. Unless filed at the

time of registration, the petition must be accompanied by a copy of any support

order known to have been issued by another tribunal. The petition may include

any other information that may assist in locating or identifying the

respondent.

      2.  The petition must specify the relief

sought. The petition and accompanying documents must conform substantially with

the requirements imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use in cases

filed by a support-enforcement agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 127)

      NRS 130.311  Pleadings and

accompanying documents. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  In a proceeding under this chapter, a

petitioner seeking to establish a support order, to determine parentage of a

child or to register and modify a support order of a tribunal of another state

or a foreign country must file a petition. Unless otherwise ordered pursuant to

NRS 130.312, the petition or accompanying documents

must provide, so far as known, the name, residential address and social

security number of the obligor and the obligee or the parent and alleged

parent, and the name, sex, residential address, social security number and date

of birth of each child for whose benefit support is sought or whose parentage

is to be determined. Unless filed at the time of registration, the petition

must be accompanied by a copy of any support order known to have been issued by

another tribunal. The petition may include any other information that may

assist in locating or identifying the respondent.

      2.  The petition must specify the relief

sought. The petition and accompanying documents must conform substantially with

the requirements imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use in cases

filed by a support-enforcement agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 127; 2009, 133,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.312  Nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances.  If a party alleges in an affidavit or a

pleading under oath that the health, safety or liberty of a party or child

would be jeopardized by the disclosure of specific identifying information, that

information must be sealed and may not be disclosed to the other party or the

public. After a hearing in which a tribunal takes into consideration the

health, safety or liberty of the party or child, the tribunal may order

disclosure of information that the tribunal determines to be in the interest of

justice.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 127)

      NRS 130.313  Costs and fees. [Effective until the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise required pursuant

to Section 16 of Article 6 of the

Nevada Constitution, a petitioner must not be required to pay a filing fee or

other costs.

      2.  If an obligee prevails, a responding

tribunal may assess against an obligor filing fees, reasonable attorney’s fees

and other costs, expenses for necessary travel and other reasonable expenses

incurred by the obligee and the witnesses of the obligee. The tribunal may not

assess fees, costs or expenses against the obligee or the support-enforcement

agency of either the initiating or the responding state, except as otherwise

provided by other law. Attorney’s fees may be taxed as costs and may be ordered

to be paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in his or her

own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs

and expenses.

      3.  The tribunal shall order the payment of

costs and reasonable attorney’s fees if it determines that a hearing was

requested primarily for delay. In a proceeding pursuant to NRS 130.601 to 130.614,

inclusive, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if

a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change. This

presumption is subject to rebuttal.

      4.  All attorney’s fees and other costs and

expenses awarded to and collected by a district attorney pursuant to this

section must be deposited in the general fund of the county and an equivalent

amount must be allocated to augment the county’s program for the enforcement of

support obligations.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 127)

      NRS 130.313  Costs and fees.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise required pursuant

to Section 16 of Article 6 of the

Nevada Constitution, a petitioner must not be required to pay a filing fee or

other costs.

      2.  If an obligee prevails, a responding

tribunal of this State may assess against an obligor filing fees, reasonable

attorney’s fees and other costs, expenses for necessary travel and other

reasonable expenses incurred by the obligee and the witnesses of the obligee.

The tribunal may not assess fees, costs or expenses against the obligee or the

support-enforcement agency of either the initiating or the responding state or

foreign country, except as otherwise provided by other law. Attorney’s fees may

be taxed as costs and may be ordered to be paid directly to the attorney, who

may enforce the order in his or her own name. Payment of support owed to the

obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.

      3.  The tribunal shall order the payment of

costs and reasonable attorney’s fees if it determines that a hearing was requested

primarily for delay. In a proceeding pursuant to NRS

130.601 to 130.713, inclusive, a hearing is

presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support

order is confirmed or enforced without change. This presumption is subject to

rebuttal.

      4.  All attorney’s fees and other costs and

expenses awarded to and collected by a district attorney pursuant to this

section must be deposited in the general fund of the county and an equivalent

amount must be allocated to augment the county’s program for the enforcement of

support obligations.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2319; A 2007, 127; 2009, 133,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.314  Limited immunity of petitioner.

      1.  Participation by a petitioner in a

proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person,

by private attorney or through services provided by a support-enforcement

agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another

proceeding.

      2.  A petitioner is not amenable to service

of civil process while physically present in this State to participate in a

proceeding under this chapter.

      3.  The immunity granted by this section

does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding

under this chapter committed by a party while present in this State to

participate in the proceeding.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2320; A 2007, 128)

      NRS 130.315  Nonparentage as defense.  A

party whose parentage of a child has been previously determined by or pursuant

to law may not plead nonparentage as a defense to a proceeding under this

chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2320)

      NRS 130.316  Special rules of evidence and procedure. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  The physical presence of a nonresident

party who is a natural person in a tribunal of this State is not required for

the establishment, enforcement or modification of a support order or the

rendition of a judgment determining parentage.

      2.  An affidavit, a document substantially

complying with federally mandated forms or a document incorporated by reference

in any of them, which would not be excluded under the hearsay rule in NRS 51.065 if given in person, is

admissible in evidence if given under penalty of perjury by a party or witness

residing in another state.

      3.  A copy of the record of child-support

payments certified as a true copy of the original by the custodian of the

record may be forwarded to a responding tribunal. The copy is evidence of facts

asserted therein and is admissible to show whether payments were made.

      4.  Copies of bills for testing for

parentage, and for prenatal and postnatal health care of the mother and child,

furnished to the adverse party at least 20 days before trial are admissible in

evidence to prove the amount of the charges billed and that the charges were

reasonable, necessary and customary.

      5.  Documentary evidence transmitted from

another state to a tribunal of this State by telephone, telecopier or other

means that do not provide an original record may not be excluded from evidence

on an objection based on the means of transmission.

      6.  In a proceeding under this chapter, a

tribunal of this State shall permit a party or witness residing in another

state to be deposed or to testify by telephone, audiovisual means or other

electronic means at a designated tribunal or other location in that state. A

tribunal of this State shall cooperate with tribunals of other states in

designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.

      7.  In a civil proceeding under this

chapter, if a party called to testify refuses to answer a question on the

ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the trier of fact may draw

an adverse inference from the refusal.

      8.  A privilege against the disclosure of

communications between husband and wife does not apply in a proceeding under

this chapter.

      9.  The defense of immunity based on the relationship

of husband and wife or parent and child does not apply in a proceeding under

this chapter.

      10.  A voluntary acknowledgment of

paternity, certified as a true copy, is admissible to establish parentage of

the child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2320; A 2007, 128)

      NRS 130.316  Special rules of evidence

and procedure. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  The physical presence of a nonresident

party who is a natural person in a tribunal of this State is not required for

the establishment, enforcement or modification of a support order or the

rendition of a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      2.  An affidavit, a document substantially

complying with federally mandated forms or a document incorporated by reference

in any of them, which would not be excluded under the hearsay rule in NRS 51.065 if given in person, is

admissible in evidence if given under penalty of perjury by a party or witness

residing outside this State.

      3.  A copy of the record of child-support

payments certified as a true copy of the original by the custodian of the

record may be forwarded to a responding tribunal. The copy is evidence of facts

asserted therein and is admissible to show whether payments were made.

      4.  Copies of bills for testing for

parentage of a child, and for prenatal and postnatal health care of the mother

and child, furnished to the adverse party at least 20 days before trial are

admissible in evidence to prove the amount of the charges billed and that the

charges were reasonable, necessary and customary.

      5.  Documentary evidence transmitted from

outside this State to a tribunal of this State by telephone, telecopier or

other electronic means that do not provide an original record may not be

excluded from evidence on an objection based on the means of transmission.

      6.  In a proceeding under this chapter, a

tribunal of this State shall permit a party or witness residing outside this

State to be deposed or to testify by telephone, audiovisual means or other

electronic means at a designated tribunal or other location. A tribunal of this

State shall cooperate with other tribunals in designating an appropriate

location for the deposition or testimony.

      7.  In a civil proceeding under this

chapter, if a party called to testify refuses to answer a question on the

ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the trier of fact may draw

an adverse inference from the refusal.

      8.  A privilege against the disclosure of

communications between husband and wife does not apply in a proceeding under

this chapter.

      9.  The defense of immunity based on the

relationship of husband and wife or parent and child does not apply in a

proceeding under this chapter.

      10.  A voluntary acknowledgment of

paternity, certified as a true copy, is admissible to establish parentage of

the child.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2320; A 2007, 128; 2009, 133,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.317  Communication between tribunals. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A tribunal of this State may communicate with

a tribunal of another state or foreign country or political subdivision in a

record, or by telephone or other means, to obtain information concerning the

laws of that state or foreign country or political subdivision, the legal

effect of a judgment, decree or order of that tribunal, and the status of a

proceeding in the other state or foreign country or political subdivision. A

tribunal of this State may furnish similar information by similar means to a

tribunal of another state or foreign country or political subdivision.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129)

      NRS 130.317  Communication between

tribunals. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  A

tribunal of this State may communicate with a tribunal outside this State in a

record, or by telephone, electronic mail or other means, to obtain information

concerning the laws of that state or foreign country or political subdivision,

the legal effect of a judgment, decree or order of that tribunal, and the

status of a proceeding. A tribunal of this State may furnish similar

information by similar means to a tribunal outside this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129; 2009, 134,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.318  Assistance with discovery. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A tribunal of this state may:

      1.  Request a tribunal of another state to

assist in obtaining discovery; and

      2.  Upon request, compel a person over whom

it has jurisdiction to respond to a discovery order issued by a tribunal of

another state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321)

      NRS 130.318  Assistance with

discovery. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  A

tribunal of this State may:

      1.  Request a tribunal outside this State

to assist in obtaining discovery; and

      2.  Upon request, compel a person over

which it has jurisdiction to respond to a discovery order issued by a tribunal

outside this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2009, 134,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.319  Receipt and disbursement of payments. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support-enforcement agency or

tribunal of this State shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to

a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish

to a requesting party or tribunal of another state a certified statement by the

custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of all payments received.

      2.  If neither the obligor, nor the obligee

who is a natural person, nor the child resides in this State, upon request from

a support-enforcement agency of this State or another state, a tribunal of this

State shall:

      (a) Direct that the support payment be made to

the support-enforcement agency in the state in which the obligee is receiving

services; and

      (b) Issue and send to the employer of the obligor

a conforming income-withholding order or an administrative notice of change of

payee, reflecting the redirected payments.

      3.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State receiving redirected payments from another state pursuant to a law

similar to subsection 2 shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of the

other state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amount

and dates of all payments received.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129)

      NRS 130.319  Receipt and disbursements

of payments. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  A support-enforcement agency or

tribunal of this State shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to

a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish

to a requesting party or tribunal of another state or a foreign country a

certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of

all payments received.

      2.  If neither the obligor, nor the obligee

who is a natural person, nor the child resides in this State, upon request from

a support-enforcement agency of this State or another state, a tribunal of this

State shall:

      (a) Direct that the support payment be made to

the support-enforcement agency in the state in which the obligee is receiving

services; and

      (b) Issue and send to the employer of the obligor

a conforming income-withholding order or an administrative notice of change of

payee, reflecting the redirected payments.

      3.  A support-enforcement agency of this

State receiving redirected payments from another state pursuant to a law

similar to subsection 2 shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of the

other state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amount and

dates of all payments received.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129; 2009, 134,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 4—Establishment of Support Order and Determination

of Parentage

      NRS 130.401  Issuance of support order. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If a support order entitled to

recognition under this chapter has not been issued, a responding tribunal of

this State may issue a support order if:

      (a) The natural person seeking the order resides

in another state; or

      (b) The support-enforcement agency seeking the

order is located in another state.

      2.  The tribunal may issue a temporary

child-support order if the tribunal determines that such an order is

appropriate and the natural person ordered to pay is:

      (a) A presumed father of the child under

subsection 1 of NRS 126.051;

      (b) Petitioning to have his paternity

adjudicated;

      (c) Identified as the father of the child through

genetic testing;

      (d) An alleged father who has declined to submit

to genetic testing;

      (e) Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be

the father of the child;

      (f) An acknowledged father as provided by NRS 126.053;

      (g) The mother of the child; or

      (h) A natural person who has been ordered to pay

child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or

vacated.

      3.  Upon finding, after notice and opportunity

to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a

support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to NRS 130.305.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129)

      NRS 130.401  Issuance of support order

by tribunal with personal jurisdiction. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If a support order entitled to

recognition under this chapter has not been issued, a responding tribunal of

this State with personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support

order if:

      (a) The natural person seeking the order resides

outside this State; or

      (b) The support-enforcement agency seeking the

order is located outside this State.

      2.  The tribunal may issue a temporary child-support

order if the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the

natural person ordered to pay is:

      (a) A presumed father of the child under

subsection 1 of NRS 126.051;

      (b) Petitioning to have his paternity

adjudicated;

      (c) Identified as the father of the child through

genetic testing;

      (d) An alleged father who has declined to submit

to genetic testing;

      (e) Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be

the father of the child;

      (f) An acknowledged father as provided by NRS 126.053;

      (g) The mother of the child; or

      (h) A natural person who has been ordered to pay

child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or

vacated.

      3.  Upon finding, after notice and

opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal

shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders

pursuant to NRS 130.305.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2321; A 2007, 129; 2009, 135,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.402  Becoming responding tribunal in proceeding to determine

parentage. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  A

tribunal of this State authorized to determine parentage of a child may serve

as a responding tribunal in a proceeding to determine parentage of a child

brought under this chapter or a law or procedure substantially similar to this

chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 5—Enforcement of Order of Another State Without

Registration

      NRS 130.501  Delivery of income-withholding order of another state to

employer of obligor in this State.  An

income-withholding order issued in another state may be sent by or on behalf of

the obligee or by a support-enforcement agency to an employer of an obligor in

this State without first filing a petition or comparable pleading or

registering the order with a tribunal of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2322; A 2007, 130)

      NRS 130.502  Employer’s compliance with income-withholding order of another

state.

      1.  Upon receipt of an income-withholding

order, an employer of an obligor shall immediately provide a copy of the order

to the obligor.

      2.  The employer shall treat an

income-withholding order issued in another state that appears regular on its

face as if it had been issued by a tribunal of this State.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4 and NRS 130.503, the employer shall

withhold and distribute the money as directed in the withholding order by

complying with terms of the order which specify:

      (a) The duration and amount of periodic payments

of current child support, stated as a sum certain;

      (b) The person designated to receive payments and

the address to which the payments are to be forwarded;

      (c) Requirements for medical support, whether in

the form of periodic cash payment, stated as a sum certain, or ordering the

obligor to provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy

available through the obligor’s employment;

      (d) The amount of periodic payments of fees and

costs for a support-enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal and the obligee’s

attorney, stated as sums certain; and

      (e) The amount of periodic payments of arrearages

and interest on arrearages, stated as sums certain.

      4.  An employer shall comply with the law

of the state of the obligor’s principal place of employment for withholding

from income with respect to:

      (a) The employer’s fee for processing an

income-withholding order;

      (b) The maximum amount permitted to be withheld

from the obligor’s income;

      (c) The times within which the employer must

implement the withholding order and forward the child-support payment; and

      (d) Any terms or conditions of withholding not

specified in the withholding order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2322; A 2007, 130)

      NRS 130.503  Employer’s compliance with multiple income-withholding orders.  If an employer of an obligor receives two or

more income-withholding orders with respect to the earnings of the same

obligor, the employer satisfies the terms of the orders if the employer

complies with the law of the state of the obligor’s principal place of

employment to establish the priorities for withholding and allocating income

withheld for two or more child-support obligees.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2322; A 2007, 131)

      NRS 130.504  Immunity from civil liability. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  An employer who complies with an

income-withholding order issued in another state in accordance with NRS 130.501 to 130.507,

inclusive, is not subject to civil liability to a natural person or agency with

regard to the withholding of child support by the employer from the income of

the obligor.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323)

      NRS 130.504  Immunity from civil

liability. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention

on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]  An

employer that complies with an income-withholding order issued in another state

in accordance with NRS 130.501 to 130.507, inclusive, is not subject to civil liability

to a natural person or agency with regard to the withholding of child support

by the employer from the income of the obligor.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323; A 2009, 135,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.505  Penalties for noncompliance. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  An employer who willfully fails to comply with

an income-withholding order issued by another state and received for

enforcement is subject to the same penalties that may be imposed for

noncompliance with an order issued by a tribunal of this state.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323)

      NRS 130.505  Penalties for

noncompliance. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  An

employer who willfully fails to comply with an income-withholding order issued

in another state and received for enforcement is subject to the same penalties

that may be imposed for noncompliance with an order issued by a tribunal of

this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323; A 2009, 135,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.506  Contest by obligor.

      1.  An obligor may contest the validity or

enforcement of an income-withholding order issued in another state and received

directly by an employer in this State by registering the order in a tribunal of

this State and filing a contest to that order as provided in NRS 130.601 to 130.713,

inclusive, or otherwise contesting the order in the same manner as if the order

had been issued by a tribunal of this State.

      2.  The obligor shall give notice of the

contest to:

      (a) A support-enforcement agency providing

services to the obligee;

      (b) Each employer that has directly received an

income-withholding order relating to the obligor; and

      (c) The person designated to receive payments in

the income-withholding order, or if no person is designated, to the obligee.

      3.  The obligor has the burden of proving

one or more of the following defenses:

      (a) The tribunal that issued the order lacked

personal jurisdiction over the obligor;

      (b) The order was obtained by fraud;

      (c) The order has been vacated, suspended, stayed

or modified by a later order; or

      (d) There is a mistake of fact as to the amount

of the order or the identity of the obligor.

      4.  The provisions of NRS 130.604 apply to the contest. If the tribunal

determines:

      (a) Any of the defenses presented pursuant to

subsection 3 in favor of the obligor, it shall issue an order to stay the

withholding.

      (b) None of the defenses presented pursuant to

subsection 3 in favor of the obligor, it shall order the employer to proceed

with the withholding, and may assess costs and attorney’s fees against the

obligor.

      5.  The tribunal shall provide the parties

and employer with notice of its decision within 45 days after the obligor

received a copy of the order pursuant to NRS 130.502.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323; A 2007, 131)

      NRS 130.507  Administrative enforcement of orders. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A party or support-enforcement agency

seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both,

issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for

registering the order to a support-enforcement agency of this State.

      2.  Upon receipt of the documents, the

support-enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order,

shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized

by the law of this State to enforce a support order or an income-withholding

order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the

order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or

administrative enforcement of the order, the support-enforcement agency shall

register the order pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323; A 2007, 131)

      NRS 130.507  Administrative

enforcement of orders. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A party or support-enforcement agency

seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both,

issued in another state or a foreign support order may send the documents

required for registering the order to a support-enforcement agency of this

State.

      2.  Upon receipt of the documents, the

support-enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order,

shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized

by the law of this State to enforce a support order or an income-withholding

order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the

order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or

administrative enforcement of the order, the support-enforcement agency shall

register the order pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2323; A 2007, 131; 2009, 136,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 6—Enforcement and Modification of Support Order

After Registration

Registration and Enforcement of Support Order

      NRS 130.601  Registration of order for enforcement. [Effective until the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A support order or income-withholding order

issued by a tribunal of another state may be registered in this State for enforcement.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 132)

      NRS 130.601  Registration of orders

issued in other jurisdictions. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A

support order or income-withholding order issued in another state or a foreign

support order may be registered in this State for enforcement.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 132; 2009, 136,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.602  Procedure to register order for enforcement. [Effective until

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support order or income-withholding

order of another state may be registered in this State by sending the following

records and information to the appropriate tribunal in this State:

      (a) A letter of transmittal requesting

registration and enforcement;

      (b) Two copies, including one certified copy, of

the order to be registered, including any modification of the order;

      (c) A sworn statement by the person requesting

registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing

the amount of any arrearage;

      (d) The name of the obligor and, if known:

             (1) The address and social security number

of the obligor;

             (2) The name and address of the employer

of the obligor and any other source of income of the obligor; and

             (3) A description and the location of

property of the obligor in this State that is not exempt from execution; and

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.312, the name and address of the obligee and,

if applicable, the person to whom support payments are to be remitted.

      2.  On receipt of a request for

registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as a

foreign judgment, together with one copy of the documents and information, regardless

of their form.

      3.  A petition or comparable pleading

seeking a remedy that must be affirmatively sought under other law of this

State may be filed at the same time as the request for registration or later.

The pleading must specify the grounds for the remedy sought.

      4.  If two or more orders are in effect,

the person requesting registration shall:

      (a) Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every

support order asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified

in this section;

      (b) Specify the order alleged to be the

controlling order, if any; and

      (c) Specify the amount of consolidated arrears,

if any.

      5.  A request for a determination of which

is the controlling order may be filed separately or with a request for

registration and enforcement or for registration and modification. The person

requesting registration shall give notice of the request to each party whose

rights may be affected by the determination.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 132)

      NRS 130.602  Procedure to register

order for enforcement; exceptions. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.706, a support order or income-withholding

order of another state or a foreign support order may be registered in this

State by sending the following records to the appropriate tribunal of this

State:

      (a) A letter of transmittal requesting

registration and enforcement;

      (b) Two copies, including one certified copy, of

the order to be registered, including any modification of the order;

      (c) A sworn statement by the person requesting

registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing

the amount of any arrearage;

      (d) The name of the obligor and, if known:

             (1) The address and social security number

of the obligor;

             (2) The name and address of the employer

of the obligor and any other source of income of the obligor; and

             (3) A description and the location of

property of the obligor in this State that is not exempt from execution; and

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.312, the name and address of the obligee and,

if applicable, the person to whom support payments are to be remitted.

      2.  On receipt of a request for

registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as an

order of another state or a foreign country, together with one copy of the

documents and information, regardless of their form.

      3.  A petition or comparable pleading seeking

a remedy that must be affirmatively sought under other law of this State may be

filed at the same time as the request for registration or later. The pleading

must specify the grounds for the remedy sought.

      4.  If two or more orders are in effect,

the person requesting registration shall:

      (a) Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every

support order asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified

in this section;

      (b) Specify the order alleged to be the

controlling order, if any; and

      (c) Specify the amount of consolidated arrears,

if any.

      5.  A request for a determination of which

is the controlling order may be filed separately or with a request for

registration and enforcement or for registration and modification. The person

requesting registration shall give notice of the request to each party whose

rights may be affected by the determination.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 132; 2009, 136,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.603  Effect of registration for enforcement. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support order or income-withholding

order issued in another state is registered when the order is filed in the

registering tribunal of this State.

      2.  A registered order issued in another

state is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures

as an order issued by a tribunal of this State.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.601 to 130.614,

inclusive, a tribunal of this State shall recognize and enforce, but may not

modify, a registered order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133)

      NRS 130.603  Effect of registration

for enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A support order or income-withholding

order issued in another state or a foreign support order is registered when the

order is filed in the registering tribunal of this State.

      2.  A registered support order issued in

another state or a foreign country is enforceable in the same manner and is

subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this State.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.601 to 130.713,

inclusive, a tribunal of this State shall recognize and enforce, but may not

modify, a registered support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133; 2009, 137,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.604  Choice of law; statute of limitation; prospective application of

law. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, the law of the issuing state governs:

      (a) The nature, extent, amount and duration of

current payments under a registered support order;

      (b) The computation and payment of arrearages and

accrual of interest on the arrearages under the support order; and

      (c) The existence and satisfaction of other

obligations under the support order.

      2.  In a proceeding for arrears under a

registered support order, the statute of limitation of this State or of the

issuing state, whichever is longer, applies.

      3.  A responding tribunal of this State

shall apply the procedures and remedies of this State to enforce current

support and collect arrears and interest due on a support order of another

state which is registered in this State.

      4.  After a tribunal of this State or

another state determines which is the controlling order and issues an order

consolidating arrears, if any, a tribunal of this State shall prospectively apply

the law of the state issuing the controlling order, including its law on

interest on arrears, on current and future support and on consolidated arrears.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133)

      NRS 130.604  Choice of law; statute of

limitation; prospective application of law. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, the law of the issuing state or foreign country governs:

      (a) The nature, extent, amount and duration of

current payments under a registered support order;

      (b) The computation and payment of arrearages and

accrual of interest on the arrearages under the support order; and

      (c) The existence and satisfaction of other

obligations under the support order.

      2.  In a proceeding for arrears under a

registered support order, the statute of limitation of this State or of the

issuing state or foreign country, whichever is longer, applies.

      3.  A responding tribunal of this State

shall apply the procedures and remedies of this State to enforce current

support and collect arrears and interest due on a support order of another

state or a foreign country which is registered in this State.

      4.  After a tribunal of this State or

another state determines which is the controlling order and issues an order

consolidating arrears, if any, a tribunal of this State shall prospectively

apply the law of the state or foreign country issuing the controlling order,

including its law on interest on arrears, on current and future support and on

consolidated arrears.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133; 2009, 137,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Contest of Validity or Enforcement

      NRS 130.605  Notice of registration of order. [Effective until the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  When a support order or income-withholding

order issued in another state is registered, the registering tribunal shall

notify the nonregistering party and a support-enforcement agency of this State.

The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the

documents and relevant information accompanying the order.

      2.  The notice must inform the

nonregistering party:

      (a) That a registered order is enforceable as of

the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of

this State;

      (b) That a hearing to contest the validity or

enforcement of the registered order must be requested within 20 days after the

notice;

      (c) That failure to contest the validity or

enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in

confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged

arrearages and precludes further contest of that order with respect to any

matter that could have been asserted; and

      (d) Of the amount of any alleged arrearages.

      3.  If the registering party asserts that

two or more orders are in effect, the notice must also:

      (a) Identify the two or more orders and the order

alleged by the registering party to be the controlling order and the

consolidated arrears, if any;

      (b) Notify the nonregistering party of the right

to a determination of which is the controlling order;

      (c) State that the procedures provided in

subsection 2 apply to the determination of which is the controlling order; and

      (d) State that failure to contest the validity or

enforcement of the order alleged to be the controlling order in a timely manner

may result in confirmation that the order is the controlling order.

      4.  Upon registration of an

income-withholding order for enforcement, the registering tribunal shall cause

appropriate notice of the order to be provided to the employer of the obligor

in accordance with chapter 31A of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133)

      NRS 130.605  Notice of registration of

order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  When a support order or

income-withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order is

registered, the registering tribunal of this State shall notify the

nonregistering party and a support-enforcement agency of this State. The notice

must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and

relevant information accompanying the order.

      2.  The notice must inform the

nonregistering party:

      (a) That a registered order is enforceable as of

the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of

this State;

      (b) That a hearing to contest the validity or

enforcement of the registered order must be requested within 20 days after the

notice unless the registered order is pursuant to NRS

130.707;

      (c) That failure to contest the validity or

enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in

confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged

arrearages and precludes further contest of that order with respect to any

matter that could have been asserted; and

      (d) Of the amount of any alleged arrearages.

      3.  If the registering party asserts that

two or more orders are in effect, the notice must also:

      (a) Identify the two or more orders and the order

alleged by the registering party to be the controlling order and the

consolidated arrears, if any;

      (b) Notify the nonregistering party of the right

to a determination of which is the controlling order;

      (c) State that the procedures provided in

subsection 2 apply to the determination of which is the controlling order; and

      (d) State that failure to contest the validity or

enforcement of the order alleged to be the controlling order in a timely manner

may result in confirmation that the order is the controlling order.

      4.  Upon registration of an

income-withholding order for enforcement, the support enforcement agency or the

registering tribunal shall cause appropriate notice of the order to be provided

to the employer of the obligor in accordance with chapter 31A of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2324; A 2007, 133; 2009, 137,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.606  Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered

order. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A nonregistering party seeking to

contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in this state shall

request a hearing within 20 days after notice of the registration. The

nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense

to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order, or to contest the

remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages pursuant to NRS 130.607.

      2.  If the nonregistering party fails to

contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner,

the order is confirmed by operation of law.

      3.  If a nonregistering party requests a

hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order, the

registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to

the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2325)

      NRS 130.606  Procedure to contest

validity or enforcement of registered order. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A nonregistering party seeking to

contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in this State shall

request a hearing within the time required by NRS

130.605. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to

assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order,

or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages

pursuant to NRS 130.607.

      2.  If the nonregistering party fails to

contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order in a timely

manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.

      3.  If a nonregistering party requests a

hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order,

the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice

to the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2325; A 2009, 138,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.607  Contest of registration or enforcement. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A party contesting the validity or

enforcement of a registered order or seeking to vacate the registration has the

burden of proving one or more of the following defenses:

      (a) The issuing tribunal lacked personal

jurisdiction over the contesting party;

      (b) The order was obtained by fraud;

      (c) The order has been vacated, suspended or

modified by a later order;

      (d) The issuing tribunal has stayed the order

pending appeal;

      (e) There is a defense under the law of this

State to the remedy sought;

      (f) Full or partial payment has been made;

      (g) The statute of limitation applicable pursuant

to NRS 130.604 precludes enforcement of some or all

of the alleged arrearages; or

      (h) The alleged controlling order is not the

controlling order.

      2.  If a party presents evidence

establishing a full or partial defense under subsection 1, a tribunal may stay

enforcement of the registered order, continue the proceeding to permit

production of additional relevant evidence and issue other appropriate orders.

An uncontested portion of the registered order may be enforced by all remedies

available under the law of this State.

      3.  If the contesting party does not

establish a defense under subsection 1 to the validity or enforcement of the

order, the registering tribunal shall issue an order confirming the order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2325; A 2007, 134)

      NRS 130.607  Contest of registration

or enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A party contesting the validity or

enforcement of a registered support order or seeking to vacate the registration

has the burden of proving one or more of the following defenses:

      (a) The issuing tribunal lacked personal

jurisdiction over the contesting party;

      (b) The order was obtained by fraud;

      (c) The order has been vacated, suspended or

modified by a later order;

      (d) The issuing tribunal has stayed the order

pending appeal;

      (e) There is a defense under the law of this

State to the remedy sought;

      (f) Full or partial payment has been made;

      (g) The statute of limitation applicable pursuant

to NRS 130.604 precludes enforcement of some or all

of the alleged arrearages; or

      (h) The alleged controlling order is not the

controlling order.

      2.  If a party presents evidence

establishing a full or partial defense under subsection 1, a tribunal may stay

enforcement of a registered support order, continue the proceeding to permit

production of additional relevant evidence and issue other appropriate orders.

An uncontested portion of the registered support order may be enforced by all

remedies available under the law of this State.

      3.  If the contesting party does not

establish a defense under subsection 1 to the validity or enforcement of a

registered support order, the registering tribunal shall issue an order

confirming the order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2325; A 2007, 134; 2009, 138,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.608  Confirmed order. [Effective until the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  Confirmation

of a registered order, whether by operation of law or after notice and hearing,

precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that could

have been asserted at the time of registration.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326)

      NRS 130.608  Confirmed order.

[Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]  Confirmation of a

registered support order, whether by operation of law or after notice and

hearing, precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that

could have been asserted at the time of registration.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2009, 139,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Registration and Modification of Child-Support Order

      NRS 130.609  Procedure to register child-support order of another state for

modification. [Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  A

party or support-enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and

enforce, a child-support order issued in another state shall register that

order in this state in the same manner provided in NRS

130.601 to 130.604, inclusive, if the order has

not been registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time

as a request for registration or later. The pleading must specify the grounds

for modification.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326)

      NRS 130.609  Procedure to register

child-support order of another state for modification. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A party or support-enforcement agency seeking

to modify, or to modify and enforce, a child-support order issued in another

state shall register that order in this State in the same manner provided in NRS 130.601 to 130.608, inclusive,

if the order has not been registered. A petition for modification may be filed

at the same time as a request for registration or later. The pleading must

specify the grounds for modification.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2009, 139,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.6095  Registration of foreign child-support order not under the

Convention for modification. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A

party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and

enforce, a foreign child-support order not under the Convention may register

that order in this State under NRS 130.601 to 130.608, inclusive, if the order has not been

registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time as a

request for registration or at any other time. The petition must specify the

grounds for modification.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 119,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.610  Effect of registration for modification. [Effective until the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A tribunal of this State may enforce a

child-support order of another state registered for purposes of modification,

in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of this State,

but the registered order may be modified only if the requirements of NRS 130.611, 130.6115 or 130.613 have been met.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2007, 134)

      NRS 130.610  Effect of registration

for modification. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  A

tribunal of this State may enforce a child-support order of another state

registered for purposes of modification, in the same manner as if the order had

been issued by a tribunal of this State, but the registered support order may

be modified only if the requirements of NRS 130.611

or 130.613 have been met.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2007, 134; 2009, 139,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.611  Modification of child-support order of another state. [Effective

until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If NRS 130.613

does not apply, except as otherwise provided in NRS

130.6115, upon petition a tribunal of this State may modify a child-support

order issued in another state which is registered in this State if, after

notice and hearing, the tribunal finds that:

      (a) The following requirements are met:

             (1) Neither the child, nor the obligee who

is a natural person, nor the obligor resides in the issuing state;

             (2) A petitioner who is a nonresident of

this State seeks modification; and

             (3) The respondent is subject to the

personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this State; or

      (b) This State is the state of residence of the

child, or a party who is a natural person is subject to the personal

jurisdiction of the tribunal of this State, and all of the parties who are

natural persons have filed consents in a record in the issuing tribunal for a

tribunal of this State to modify the support order and assume continuing and

exclusive jurisdiction.

      2.  Modification of a registered

child-support order is subject to the same requirements, procedures and

defenses that apply to the modification of an order issued by a tribunal of

this State, and the order may be enforced and satisfied in the same manner.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.6115, a tribunal of this State may not modify

any aspect of a child-support order that may not be modified under the law of

the issuing state, including the duration of the obligation of support. If two

or more tribunals have issued child-support orders for the same obligor and

same child, the order that controls and must be so recognized under NRS 130.207 establishes the aspects of the support

order which may not be modified.

      4.  In a proceeding to modify a

child-support order, the law of the state that is determined to have issued the

initial controlling order governs the duration of the obligation of support.

The obligor’s fulfillment of the duty of support established by that order

precludes imposition of a further obligation of support by a tribunal of this

State.

      5.  On the issuance of an order by a

tribunal of this State modifying a child-support order issued in another state,

the tribunal of this State becomes the tribunal having continuing and exclusive

jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2007, 134)

      NRS 130.611  Modification of

child-support order of another state; modification of child-support order of

this State if one party resides outside this State and other party resides

outside United States. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If NRS 130.613

does not apply, upon petition a tribunal of this State may modify a

child-support order issued in another state which is registered in this State

if, after notice and hearing, the tribunal finds that:

      (a) The following requirements are met:

             (1) Neither the child, nor the obligee who

is a natural person, nor the obligor resides in the issuing state;

             (2) A petitioner who is a nonresident of

this State seeks modification; and

             (3) The respondent is subject to the

personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this State; or

      (b) This State is the state of residence of the

child, or a party who is a natural person is subject to the personal

jurisdiction of the tribunal of this State, and all of the parties who are

natural persons have filed consents in a record in the issuing tribunal for a

tribunal of this State to modify the support order and assume continuing and

exclusive jurisdiction.

      2.  Modification of a registered

child-support order is subject to the same requirements, procedures and

defenses that apply to the modification of an order issued by a tribunal of

this State, and the order may be enforced and satisfied in the same manner.

      3.  A tribunal of this State may not modify

any aspect of a child-support order that may not be modified under the law of

the issuing state, including the duration of the obligation of support. If two

or more tribunals have issued child-support orders for the same obligor and

same child, the order that controls and must be so recognized under NRS 130.207 establishes the aspects of the support order

which may not be modified.

      4.  In a proceeding to modify a

child-support order, the law of the state that is determined to have issued the

initial controlling order governs the duration of the obligation of support.

The obligor’s fulfillment of the duty of support established by that order

precludes imposition of a further obligation of support by a tribunal of this

State.

      5.  On the issuance of an order by a

tribunal of this State modifying a child-support order issued in another state,

the tribunal of this State becomes the tribunal having continuing and exclusive

jurisdiction.

      6.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this

section and subsection 2 of NRS 130.201, a tribunal

of this State retains jurisdiction to modify an order issued by a tribunal of

this State if:

      (a) One party resides in another state; and

      (b) The other party resides outside the United

States.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2326; A 2007, 134; 2009, 139,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.6115  Modification of child-support order of foreign country or state.

[Effective until the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification.]

      1.  If a foreign country or political

subdivision that is a state will not or may not modify its order pursuant to

its laws, a tribunal of this State may assume jurisdiction to modify the

child-support order and bind all natural persons subject to the personal

jurisdiction of the tribunal whether or not the consent to modification of a

child-support order otherwise required of the natural person pursuant to NRS 130.611 has been given or whether the natural

person seeking modification is a resident of this State or of the foreign

country or political subdivision.

      2.  An order issued pursuant to this

section is the controlling order.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118)

      NRS 130.6115  Modification of

child-support order of foreign country. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.711, if a foreign country lacks or refuses to

exercise jurisdiction to modify its child-support orders pursuant to its laws,

a tribunal of this State may assume jurisdiction to modify the child-support

order and bind all natural persons subject to the personal jurisdiction of the

tribunal whether or not the consent to modification of a child-support order

otherwise required of the natural person pursuant to NRS

130.611 has been given or whether the natural person seeking modification

is a resident of this State or of the foreign country.

      2.  An order issued by a tribunal of this

State modifying a foreign child-support order pursuant to this section is the

controlling order.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 118; A 2009, 140,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.612  Effect of order modified by tribunal of another state.  If a child-support order issued by a tribunal

of this State is modified by a tribunal of another state which assumed

jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, a tribunal

of this State:

      1.  May enforce the order that was modified

only as to arrears and interest accruing before the modification;

      2.  May provide appropriate relief for

violations of its order which occurred before the effective date of the

modification; and

      3.  Shall recognize the modifying order of

the other state, upon registration, for the purpose of enforcement.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327; A 2007, 135)

      NRS 130.613  Jurisdiction to modify child-support order of another state when

individual parties reside in this State. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If all of the parties who are natural

persons reside in this State and the child does not reside in the issuing

state, a tribunal of this State has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the

child-support order of the issuing state in a proceeding to register that

order.

      2.  A tribunal of this State exercising

jurisdiction under this section shall apply the provisions of NRS 130.0902 to 130.209,

inclusive, and 130.601 to 130.614,

inclusive, and the procedural and substantive law of this State to the

proceeding for enforcement or modification. The provisions of NRS 130.301 to 130.507,

inclusive, and 130.701, 130.801

and 130.802 do not apply.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327; A 2007, 136)

      NRS 130.613  Jurisdiction to modify

child-support order of another state when individual parties reside in this

State. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  If all of the parties who are natural

persons reside in this State and the child does not reside in the issuing

state, a tribunal of this State has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the

child-support order of the issuing state in a proceeding to register that

order.

      2.  A tribunal of this State exercising

jurisdiction under this section shall apply the provisions of NRS 130.0902 to 130.209,

inclusive, and 130.601 to 130.713,

inclusive, and the procedural and substantive law of this State to the

proceeding for enforcement or modification. The provisions of NRS 130.301 to 130.507,

inclusive, and 130.801 and 130.802

do not apply.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327; A 2007, 136; 2009, 140,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.614  Notice to issuing tribunal of modification.  Within 90 days after the issuance of a

modified child-support order, the party obtaining the modification shall file a

certified copy of the order with the issuing tribunal that had continuing and

exclusive jurisdiction over the earlier order and in each tribunal in which the

party knows the earlier order has been registered. A party who obtains the

order and fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by

a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file

does not affect the validity or enforceability of the modified order of the new

tribunal having continuing and exclusive jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327)

Article 7—Support Proceeding Under Convention

      NRS 130.701  Tribunal of State authorized to serve as responding tribunal in

proceeding to determine parentage. [Effective until the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A tribunal of this State authorized to

determine parentage of a child may serve as a responding tribunal in a

proceeding to determine parentage brought under the Uniform Interstate Family

Support Act or a law or procedure substantially similar to that Act.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327; A 2007, 136; R 2009, 140,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification)

      NRS 130.7011  Definitions. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The

Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms

of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]  As

used in NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NRS 130.7012 to 130.7018,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7012  “Application” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Application” means a request under the

Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a

central authority for assistance from another central authority.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7013  “Central authority” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Central authority” means the entity

designated by the United States or a foreign country as described in subsection

4 of NRS 130.10116 to perform the functions

specified in the Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7014  “Convention support order” defined. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Convention support order” means a support

order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in subsection 4 of NRS 130.10116.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7015  “Direct request” defined. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Direct request” means a petition filed by an

individual in a tribunal of this State in a proceeding involving an obligee,

obligor or a child residing outside the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7016  “Foreign central authority” defined. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Foreign central authority” means the entity

designated by a foreign country described in subsection 4 of NRS 130.10116 to perform the functions specified in

the Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7017  “Foreign support agreement” defined. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “Foreign support agreement”:

      1.  Means an agreement for support in a

record that:

      (a) Is enforceable as a support order in the

country of origin;

      (b) Has been:

             (1) Formally drawn up or registered as an

authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or

             (2) Authenticated by, or concluded,

registered or filed with, a foreign tribunal; and

      (c) May be reviewed and modified by a foreign

tribunal.

      2.  Includes a maintenance arrangement or

authentic instrument under the Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.7018  “United States central authority” defined. [Effective on the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  “United States central authority” means the

Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.702  Proceedings under Convention; limitations. [Effective on the

date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery

of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  NRS 130.7011 to 130.713, inclusive, apply only to a support proceeding

under the Convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, is inconsistent with any other provision of this chapter, NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, control.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.703  Designated governmental entity to perform certain functions

under Convention. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]  The

governmental entity of this State recognized as the agency designated by the

United States central authority may perform specific functions under the

Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.704  Initiation by designated governmental entity of support proceeding

under Convention. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague

Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of

Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits

its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  In a support proceeding under NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, the governmental entity of this State designated pursuant to NRS 130.703 shall:

      (a) Transmit and receive applications; and

      (b) Initiate or facilitate the institution of a

proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this State.

      2.  The following support proceedings are

available to the obligee under the Convention:

      (a) Recognition or recognition and enforcement of

a foreign support order;

      (b) Enforcement of a support order issued or

recognized in this State;

      (c) Establishment of a support order if there is

no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a

child;

      (d) Establishment of a support order if

recognition of a foreign support order is refused under paragraphs (b), (d) or

(i) of subsection 2 of NRS 130.708;

      (e) Modification of a support order of a tribunal

of this State; and

      (f) Modification of a support order of a tribunal

of another state or a foreign country.

      3.  The following support proceedings are

available under the Convention to an obligor against which there is an existing

support order:

      (a) Recognition of an order suspending or

limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this State;

      (b) Modification of a support order of a tribunal

of this State; and

      (c) Modification of a support order of a tribunal

of another state or a foreign country.

      4.  A tribunal of this State may not

require security, bond or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment

of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 120,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.705  Direct request. [Effective on the date that the provisions of

The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other

Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States

deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A petitioner may file a direct request

seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of

parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this State applies.

      2.  A petitioner may file a direct request

seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In

the proceeding, NRS 130.706 to 130.713, inclusive, apply.

      3.  In a direct request for recognition and

enforcement of a Convention support order or foreign support agreement:

      (a) A security, bond or deposit is not required

to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses; and

      (b) An obligee or obligor that in the issuing

country has benefited from free legal assistance is entitled to benefit, at

least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provided for by the

law of this State under the same circumstances.

      4.  A petitioner filing a direct request is

not entitled to assistance from the governmental entity designated pursuant to NRS 130.703.

      5.  NRS 130.7011

to 130.713, inclusive, do not prevent the

application of laws of this State that provide simplified, more expeditious

rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign

support order or foreign support agreement.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 121,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.706  Registration of Convention support order. [Effective on the date

that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of

Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the

President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, a party who is an individual or a support enforcement agency seeking

recognition of a Convention support order shall register the order in this

State as provided in NRS 130.601 to 130.614, inclusive.

      2.  Notwithstanding NRS

130.311 and subsection 1 of NRS 130.602, a

request for registration of a Convention support order must be accompanied by:

      (a) A complete text of the support order or an

abstract or extract of the support order drawn up by the issuing foreign

tribunal, which may be in the form recommended by the Hague Conference on

Private International Law;

      (b) A record stating that the support order is

enforceable in the issuing country;

      (c) If the respondent did not appear and was not

represented in the proceedings in the issuing country, a record attesting, as appropriate, either that the respondent had proper notice of the proceedings

and an opportunity to be heard or that the respondent had proper notice of the

support order and an opportunity to be heard in a challenge or appeal on fact or law before a tribunal;

      (d) A record showing the amount of arrears, if

any, and the date the amount was calculated;

      (e) A record showing a requirement for automatic

adjustment of the amount of support, if any, and the information necessary to

make the appropriate calculations; and

      (f) If necessary, a record showing the extent to

which the applicant received free legal assistance in the issuing country.

      3.  A request for registration of a

Convention support order may seek recognition and partial enforcement of the

order.

      4.  A tribunal of this State may vacate the

registration of a Convention support order without the filing of a contest

under NRS 130.707 only if, acting on its own

motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement of the order would

be manifestly incompatible with public policy.

      5.  The tribunal shall promptly notify the

parties of the registration or the order vacating the registration of a

Convention support order.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 121,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.707  Contest of registered Convention support order. [Effective on

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, NRS 130.605 to 130.608,

inclusive, apply to a contest of a registered Convention support order.

      2.  A party contesting a registered

Convention support order shall file a contest not later than 30 days after

notice of the registration, but if the contesting party does not reside in the

United States, the contest must be filed not later than 60 days after notice of

the registration.

      3.  If the nonregistering party fails to

contest the registered Convention support order by the time specified in

subsection 2, the order is enforceable.

      4.  A contest of a registered Convention

support order may be based only on grounds set forth in NRS

130.708. The contesting party bears the burden of proof.

      5.  In a contest of a registered Convention

support order, a tribunal of this State:

      (a) Is bound by the findings of fact on which the

foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction; and

      (b) May not review the merits of the order.

      6.  A tribunal of this State deciding a

contest of a registered Convention support order shall promptly notify the

parties of its decision.

      7.  A challenge or appeal, if any, does not

stay the enforcement of a Convention support order unless there are exceptional

circumstances.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 122,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.708  Recognition and enforcement of registered Convention support

order. [Effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on

the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family

Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its

instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except

as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a tribunal of this State shall recognize

and enforce a registered Convention support order.

      2.  The following grounds are the only

grounds on which a tribunal of this State may refuse recognition and

enforcement of a registered Convention support order:

      (a) Recognition and enforcement of the order is

manifestly incompatible with public policy, including the failure of the

issuing tribunal to observe minimum standards of due process, which include

notice and an opportunity to be heard;

      (b) The issuing tribunal lacked personal

jurisdiction consistent with NRS 130.201;

      (c) The order is not enforceable in the issuing

country;

      (d) The order was obtained by fraud in connection

with a matter of procedure;

      (e) A record transmitted in accordance with NRS 130.706 lacks authenticity or integrity;

      (f) A proceeding between the same parties and

having the same purpose is pending before a tribunal of this State and that

proceeding was the first to be filed;

      (g) The order is incompatible with a more recent support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose if the more recent support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under this chapter in this

State;

      (h) Payment, to the extent alleged arrears have

been paid in whole or in part;

      (i) In a case in which the respondent neither

appeared nor was represented in the proceeding in the issuing foreign country:

             (1) If the law of that country provides

for prior notice of proceedings, the respondent did not have proper notice of

the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard; or

             (2) If the law of that country does not

provide for prior notice of the proceedings, the respondent did not have proper

notice of the order and an opportunity to be heard in a challenge or appeal on

fact or law before a tribunal; or

      (j) The order was made in violation of NRS 130.711.

      3.  If a tribunal of this State does not

recognize a Convention support order under paragraphs (b), (d), (f) or (i) of

subsection 2:

      (a) The tribunal may not dismiss the proceeding

without allowing a reasonable time for a party to request the establishment of

a new Convention support order; and

      (b) The governmental entity identified pursuant

to NRS 130.703 shall take all appropriate measures

to request a child-support order for the obligee if the application for

recognition and enforcement was received under NRS

130.704.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 122,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.709  Partial enforcement. [Effective on the date that the provisions

of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and

Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and the United

States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  If

a tribunal of this State does not recognize and enforce a Convention support

order in its entirety, it shall enforce any severable part of the order. An

application or direct request may seek recognition and partial enforcement of a

Convention support order.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 123,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.710  Foreign support agreement. [Effective on the date that the

provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections

3 and 4, a tribunal of this State shall recognize and enforce a foreign support agreement registered in this State.

      2.  An application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be accompanied by:

      (a) A complete text of the foreign support agreement; and

      (b) A record stating that the foreign support agreement is enforceable as a decision in the issuing country.

      3.  A tribunal of this State may vacate the

registration of a foreign support agreement only if, acting on its own motion,

the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement would be manifestly

incompatible with public policy.

      4.  In a contest of a foreign support

agreement, a tribunal of this State may refuse recognition and enforcement of the agreement if it finds:

      (a) Recognition and enforcement of the agreement

is manifestly incompatible with public policy;

      (b) The agreement was obtained by fraud or falsification;

      (c) The agreement is incompatible with a support

order involving the same parties and having the same purpose in this State,

another state or a foreign country if the support order is entitled to

recognition and enforcement under this chapter in this State; or

      (d) The record submitted under subsection 2 lacks

authenticity or integrity.  

      5.  A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to

or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign

country.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 123,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.711  Modification of Convention child-support order. [Effective on

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]

      1.  A tribunal of this State may not modify

a Convention child-support order if the obligee remains a resident of the

foreign country where the support order was issued unless:

      (a) The obligee submits to the jurisdiction of a

tribunal of this State, either expressly or by defending on the merits of the

case without objecting to the jurisdiction at the first available opportunity;

or

      (b) The foreign tribunal lacks or refuses to

exercise jurisdiction to modify its support order or issue a new support order.

      2.  If a tribunal

of this State does not modify a Convention child-support order because the

order is not recognized in this State, subsection 3 of NRS 130.708 applies.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 124,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.712  Personal information; limit on use. [Effective on the date that

the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child

Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by the President and

the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  Personal information gathered or transmitted

under NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, may be used only for the purposes for which it was gathered or

transmitted.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 124,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

      NRS 130.713  Record in original language; English translation. [Effective on

the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the International

Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is ratified by

the President and the United States deposits its instrument of ratification.]  A record filed with a tribunal of this State

under NRS 130.7011 to 130.713,

inclusive, must be in the original language and, if not in English, must be

accompanied by an English translation.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 124,

effective on the date that the provisions of The Hague Convention on the

International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

is ratified by the President and the United States deposits its instrument of

ratification)

Article 8—Interstate Rendition

      NRS 130.801  Grounds for rendition.

      1.  For the purposes of this section and NRS 130.802, “governor” includes a natural person

performing the functions of governor or the executive authority of a state

covered by this chapter.

      2.  The Governor of this state may:

      (a) Demand that the governor of another state

surrender a natural person found in the other state who is charged criminally

in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee; or

      (b) On the demand of the governor of another

state, surrender a natural person found in this state who is charged criminally

in the other state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee.

      3.  A provision for extradition of natural

persons that is not inconsistent with this chapter applies to the demand even

if the natural person whose surrender is demanded was not in the state making

the demand when the crime was allegedly committed and has not fled therefrom.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2327)

      NRS 130.802  Conditions of rendition.

      1.  Before making a demand that the

governor of another state surrender a natural person charged criminally in this

State with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee, the Governor

of this State may require a prosecutor of this State to demonstrate that at

least 60 days previously the obligee had initiated proceedings for support

pursuant to this chapter or that the proceeding would be of no avail.

      2.  If, under the Uniform Interstate Family

Support Act or a law substantially similar to that Act, the governor of another

state makes a demand that the Governor of this State surrender a natural person

charged criminally in that state with having failed to provide for the support

of a child or other natural person to whom a duty of support is owed, the

Governor may require a prosecutor to investigate the demand and report whether

a proceeding for support has been initiated or would be effective. If it

appears that a proceeding would be effective but has not been initiated, the Governor

may delay honoring the demand for a reasonable time to permit the initiation of

a proceeding.

      3.  If a proceeding for support has been

initiated and the natural person whose rendition is demanded prevails, the

Governor may decline to honor the demand. If the petitioner prevails and the

natural person whose rendition is demanded is subject to a support order, the

Governor may decline to honor the demand if the person is complying with the

support order.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2328; A 2007, 136)