2010 Florida Statutes
Proceedings under this act.
Proceedings under this act.—
Except as otherwise provided in this act, this article applies to all proceedings under this act.
This act provides for the following proceedings:
Establishment of an order for spousal support or child support pursuant to part IV;
Enforcement of a support order and income-withholding order of another state without registration pursuant to part V;
Registration of an order for spousal support or child support of another state for enforcement pursuant to part VI;
Registration of an order for child support of another state for modification pursuant to part VI;
Determination of parentage pursuant to part VII; and
An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may commence a proceeding authorized under this act by filing a petition or a comparable pleading in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a responding tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly in a tribunal of another state which has or can obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent.
s. 3, ch. 96-189; s. 18, ch. 97-170.