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(a) In a support proceeding under this part, the department of human services of this state shall:
(1) Transmit and receive applications; and
(2) Initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this state.
(b) The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the Convention:
(1) Recognition or recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order;
(2) Enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this state;
(3) Establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a child;
(4) Establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under § 36-5-2708(b)(2), (4), or (9);
(5) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and
(6) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.
(c) The following support proceedings are available under the Convention to an obligor against which there is an existing support order:
(1) Recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this state;
(2) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and
(3) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.
(d) A tribunal of this state may not require security, bond, or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 36. Domestic Relations § 36-5-2704 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-36-domestic-relations/tn-code-sect-36-5-2704/
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