(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, this part applies to all proceedings under this article.
(b) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this article 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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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