518C.701 Definitions


Published: 2015

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518C.701 DEFINITIONS.

In sections 518C.701 to 518C.713:
(a) "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.
(b) "Central authority" means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in section 518C.101, paragraph (e), clause (4), to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(c) "Convention support order" means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in section 518C.101, paragraph (e), clause (4).
(d) "Direct request" means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this state in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.
(e) "Foreign central authority" means the entity designated by a foreign country described in section 518C.101, paragraph (e), clause (4), to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(f) "Foreign support agreement":
(1) means an agreement for support in a record that:
(i) is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;
(ii) has been:
(A) formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or
(B) authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal; and
(iii) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and
(2) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the convention.
(g) "United States central authority" means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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