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The DC Code: § 16-4601.11 Cooperation between courts; preservation of records.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
A court of the District may request the appropriate court of another state to:
1
Hold an evidentiary hearing;
2
Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to 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 the District 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.
b
Upon request of a court of another state, a court of the District may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection (a) of this section.
c
Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred under subsections (a) and (b) of this section may be assessed against the parties according to the law of the District.
d
A court of the District 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 18 years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement official of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of those records.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 112 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act). See 9, Part IA, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4601.11 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)