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§ 551-310. Hearing and order

HEARING AND ORDER

A. Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order pursuant to Section 16 of this act, [FN1] upon a finding that a petitioner is entitled to immediate physical custody of the child, the court shall order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child unless the respondent establishes that:

1. The child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act [FN2] and that:

a. the issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Article 2 of this act, [FN3]
b. the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act, or
c. the respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of Section 8 of this act, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or

2. The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act, but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act.

B. The court shall award the fees, costs, and expenses authorized under Section 34 of this act [FN4] and may grant additional relief, including a request for the assistance of law enforcement officials, and set a further hearing to determine whether additional relief is appropriate.

C. If a party called to testify refuses to answer on the ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the court may draw an adverse inference from the refusal.

D. A privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses and a defense of immunity based on the relationship of husband and wife or parent and child may not be invoked in a proceeding under this article. [FN5]