125A.295. Cooperation between courts; preservation of records
1. A court of this State may request the appropriate court of another state to:
(a) Hold an evidentiary hearing;
(b) Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state;
(c) Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;
(d) 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
(e) 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.
2. Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this State may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection 1.
3. Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 may be assessed against the parties according to the law of this State.
4. 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 18 years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement officer of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of those records.