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  452.735.  Cooperation between courts — preservation of records. — 1.  A court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to:

  (1)  Hold an evidentiary hearing;

  (2)  Order a person to produce or give evidence under procedures of that state;

  (3)  Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;

  (4)  Forward to the court of this state a certified copy of the transcript of the record of the hearing, the evidence otherwise presented and any evaluation prepared in compliance with the request; and

  (5)  Order a party to a child custody proceeding or any person having physical custody of the child to appear in the proceeding with or without the child.

  2.  Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this state may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred under subsection 1 or 2 of this section may be assessed against the parties according to the law of this state.

  4.  A court of this state shall preserve the pleadings, orders, decrees, records of hearings, evaluations, and other pertinent records with respect to a child custody proceeding until the child attains eighteen years of age.  Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement official of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of such records.

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(L. 2009 H.B. 481)


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