PART IV. ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER.
§48-16-401. PETITION TO ESTABLISH SUPPORT ORDER.
(a) If a support order entitled to recognition under this
article has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state
with personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support
(1) The individual seeking the order resides outside this
(2) The support enforcement agency seeking the order is
located outside this state.
(b) The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if
the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the
individual ordered to pay is:
(1) A presumed father of the child;
(2) Petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;
(3) Identified as the father of the child through genetic
(4) An alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic
(5) Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of
(6) An acknowledged father as provided by applicable state
(7) The mother of the child; or
(8) An individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or
(c) Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard,
that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a
support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders
pursuant to section 16-305 [§48-16-305].