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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-301: Proceedings under this chapter

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2016. For text effective March 31, 2016, see below.]

  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) This chapter provides for the following proceedings:

  (1) establishment of an order for spousal support or child support pursuant to Article 4;

  (2) enforcement of a support order and income-withholding order of another state without registration pursuant to Article 5;

  (3) registration of an order for spousal support or child support of another state for enforcement pursuant to Article 6;

  (4) modification of an order for child support or spousal support issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth pursuant to Article 2, Part 2;

  (5) registration of an order for child support of another state for modification pursuant to Article 6;

  (6) determination of parentage pursuant to Article 7; and

  (7) assertion of jurisdiction over nonresidents pursuant to Article 2, Part 1.

  (c) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may commence 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 which has or can obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent.

Chapter 209D: Section 3-301. Proceedings under this chapter

[ Text of section as recodified by 2016, 53, Sec. 1 effective March 31, 2016 applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2. See 2016, 53, Sec. 3. For text effective until March 31, 2016, see above.]

  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.