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Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 88
UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT
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F.S. 88.7041
88.7041 Initiation by Department of Revenue of support proceeding under convention.
(1) In a support proceeding under this part, the Department of Revenue shall:
(a) Transmit and receive applications; and
(b) Initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this state.
(2) The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the convention:
(a) Recognition or recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order.
(b) Enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this state.
(c) Establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, where necessary, determination of parentage of a child.
(d) Establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under s. 88.7081(2)(b), (d), or (i).
(e) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state.
(f) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.
(3) The following support proceedings are available under the convention to an obligor against whom there is an existing support order:
(a) Recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this state.
(b) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state.
(c) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or foreign country.
(4) A tribunal of this state may not require security, bond, or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the convention.
History.s. 62, ch. 2011-92.