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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-301: Proceedings under this chapter

Section 3–301. Proceedings under this chapter.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, this article applies to all proceedings under this chapter.

(b) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this chapter by filing a petition in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a responding tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly in a tribunal of another state or a foreign country which has or can obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent.