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20-5-410. Hearing and order

(a) Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order pursuant to W.S. 20-5-304, 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 either that:

(i) The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under W.S. 20-5-405 but has been vacated, stayed or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under article 3 of this act; or

(ii) The child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under W.S. 20-5-405 and that:

(A) The issuing court did not have jurisdiction under a provision of law from that state that is in substantial conformity with article 3 of this act;

(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 a provision of law from that state that is in substantial conformity with article 3 of this act; or

(C) The respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards under a provision of law from that state that is in substantial conformity with W.S. 20-5-208, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought.

(b) The court shall award the fees, costs and expenses authorized under W.S. 20-5-412 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.