(a) In a proceeding under this chapter, a petitioner seeking to establish a support
order, to determine parentage of a child, or to register and modify a support order
of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country shall file a petition. Unless otherwise ordered under section 576B-312, the petition or accompanying documents shall provide, if known, the name, residential
address, and social security numbers of the obligor and the obligee or the parent
and alleged parent, and the name, sex, residential address, social security number,
and date of birth of each child for whose benefit support is sought or whose parentage
is to be determined. Unless filed at the time of registration, the petition shall be accompanied by a
copy of any support order known to have been issued by another tribunal. The petition may include any other information that may assist in locating or identifying
(b) The petition shall specify the relief sought. The petition and accompanying documents shall conform substantially with the requirements
imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use in cases filed by a support enforcement
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