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(a) An individual may file a direct request seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this state applies.
(b) An individual may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, AS 25.25.707--25.25.714 apply.
(c) In a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a convention support order or foreign support agreement,
(1) a security, bond, or deposit is not required to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses; and
(2) an obligee or obligor who has benefited from free legal assistance in the issuing country is entitled to benefit, at least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provided for by the law of this state under the same circumstances.
(d) An individual filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the child support services agency.
(e) AS 25.25.702--25.25.714 do not prevent the application of laws of this state that provide simplified, more expeditious rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order or foreign support agreement.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 20 U.S.C. § 1412 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 20. Education § 1412. State eligibility - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-20-education/20-usc-sect-1412.html
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