(a) “Application” means a request under the convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a
child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.
(b) “Central authority” means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described
in K.S.A. 23-36,102(e)(4), and amendments thereto, to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(c) “Convention support order” means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in K.S.A. 23-36,102(e)(4), and amendments thereto.
(d) “Direct request” means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this state in a proceeding
involving an obligee, obligor or child residing outside the United States.
(e) “Foreign central authority” means the entity designated by a foreign country described in K.S.A. 23-36,102(e)(4), and amendments thereto, to perform the functions specified in the convention.
(f) “Foreign support agreement”:
(1) Means an agreement for support in a record that:
(A) Is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;
(B) has been:
(i) Formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal;
(ii) authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal;
(C) may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and
(2) includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the convention.
(g) “United States central authority” means the secretary of the United States department of health and human services.
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