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Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 454

< > Effective - 01 Jul 1997, see footnote bottom

  454.401.  Power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, compel witnesses and produce documents. — 1.  In all actions relating to the establishment of paternity, or to the establishment, modification or enforcement of a support order instituted pursuant to this chapter or upon request of a IV-D agency of another state, the director of the division shall have the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, compel witnesses and to require the production of books, accounts, documents and evidence.

  2.  If a person refuses to comply with a subpoena issued pursuant to subsection 1 of this section, the director may request the circuit court to issue an order requiring the person to appear before the director or the director's designee to produce such subpoenaed documentary evidence or give testimony.  The court may issue an order which justice requires to protect such a person from undue annoyance, embarrassment, expense or oppression.  If such person fails to comply with such an order, the court may find such person to be in contempt of court.

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(L. 1997 S.B. 361)

Effective 7-01-97


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