(a) Except as otherwise provided in parts 20-29 of this chapter, this part applies to all proceedings under parts 20-29 of this chapter.
(b) Parts 20-29 of this chapter provide for the following proceedings:
(1) Establishment of an order for spousal support or child support pursuant to part 24 of this chapter;
(2) Enforcement of a support order and income-withholding order of another state without registration pursuant to part 25 of this chapter;
(3) Registration of an order for spousal support or child support of another state for enforcement pursuant to part 26 of this chapter;
(4) Modification of an order for child support or spousal support issued by a tribunal of this state pursuant to part 22, subpart B of this chapter;
(5) Registration of an order for child support of another state for modification pursuant to part 26 of this chapter;
(6) Determination of parentage pursuant to part 27 of this chapter; and
(7) Assertion of jurisdiction over nonresidents pursuant to part 22, subpart A of this chapter.
(c) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may commence a proceeding authorized under parts 20-29 of this chapter by filing a petition 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.
Acts 1997, ch. 551, § 2.
Compiler's Notes. Part 23, §§ 36-5-2301 - 36-5-2319 (Acts 1997, ch. 551, § 2), concerning civil provisions of general application under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, is repealed and reenacted by Acts 2010, ch. 901, § 1, upon completion of the provisions in § 2 of the act. Acts 2010, ch. 901, § 2 provides that the act take effect as soon as possible after the United States deposits the instrument of ratification for The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, the department of human services shall file a notice with the secretary of state, who shall publish the notice in the Tennessee Administrative Register on the secretary of state's web site, stating the date on which the instrument of ratification was deposited and the date designated by the department in the notice that this act takes effect; provided the effective date shall not exceed six (6) months from the date of such notice, the public welfare requiring it. For provisions in effect on the date designated by the department of human services, see the following version of this part.