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December 1, 2020

§ 551-112. Cooperation between courts--Preservation of records


A. A court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to:

1. Hold an evidentiary hearing;

2. Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state;

3. Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;

4. Forward to the court of this state a certified copy of the transcript of the record of the hearing, the evidence otherwise presented, and any evaluation prepared in compliance with the request; and

5. Order a party to a child custody proceeding or any person having physical custody of the child to appear in the proceeding with or without the child.

B. Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this state may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection A of this section.

C. Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred under subsections A and B of this section may be assessed against the parties according to the laws of this state.

D. A court of this state shall preserve the pleadings, orders, decrees, records of hearings, evaluations, and other pertinent records with respect to a child custody proceeding until the child attains eighteen (18) years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement official of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of those records.