- A court of the District may request the appropriate court of another state to:
- Hold an evidentiary hearing;
- Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state;
- Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)