WVC 48 - 16 - 304
§48-16-304. Duties of initiating tribunal.
(a) Upon the filing of a petition authorized by this article,
an initiating tribunal of this state shall forward the petition and
its accompanying documents:
(1) To the responding tribunal or appropriate support
enforcement agency in the responding state; or
(2) If the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, to
the state information agency of the responding state with a request
that they be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal and that receipt
(b) If requested by the responding tribunal, a tribunal of
this state shall issue a certificate or other document and make
findings required by the law of the responding state. If the
responding tribunal is in a foreign country, upon request, the
tribunal of this state shall specify the amount of support sought,
convert that amount into the equivalent amount in the foreign
currency under applicable official or market exchange rate as
publicly reported and provide any other documents necessary to
satisfy the requirements of the responding foreign tribunal.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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