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Act 8 of 1952
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REVISED UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT

Act 8 of 1952

AN ACT relative to the extradition of persons charged with failure to provide support for dependents and to provide for the enforcement by circuit courts in chancery of this state of the duty of such persons to support their dependents in accordance with the requirements of the laws of other states or any foreign state having reciprocal legislation, and to grant to such courts power to enforce such obligations by procedures including contempt; and to prescribe the procedure to be followed by such courts in case of proceedings to require enforcement of the duty to support residents of this state by those obligated to furnish such support through proceedings in courts of other states or any foreign state having reciprocal legislation; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the friend of the court; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain state officers, agencies, and departments; and to prescribe rules of evidence in such proceedings.


History: 1952, Act 8, Eff. Sept. 18, 1952 ;-- Am. 1959, Act 191, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960 ;-- Am. 1990, Act 241, Imd. Eff. Oct. 10, 1990


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 780.151SectionShort title.
Section 780.152SectionPurposes of act; construction.
Section 780.153SectionMeanings of words and phrases.
Section 780.153aSectionDefinitions; C to O.
Section 780.153bSectionDefinitions; P to S.
Section 780.154SectionRemedies additional.
Section 780.155SectionDuties of support generally.
Section 780.156SectionPowers of governor.
Section 780.156aSectionConditions to making demand upon governor; delaying or declining honoring of demand.
Section 780.157SectionObligor relieved of extradition; requirements.
Section 780.158SectionApplicable duties of support; presumption.
Section 780.159SectionReimbursement of state or political subdivision.
Section 780.159aSectionEnforcement of duties of support; defense of immunity not available.
Section 780.160SectionJurisdiction; venue.
Section 780.160aSectionRepresentation of obligee by prosecuting attorney.
Section 780.161SectionPetition; verification; contents; filing; accepting or forwarding petition.
Section 780.161aSectionPetition on behalf of minor obligee; execution and filing.
Section 780.162SectionCertification of petition; sending forms package and copy of act to interstate central registry; certification requirements.
Section 780.162aSectionBelief that obligor may flee jurisdiction; procedure.
Section 780.162bSectionDuties of office of child support; use of state locator service.
Section 780.163SectionCourt acting as responding court; docketing case; notification of prosecuting attorney; duties of prosecuting attorney; utilization of child support formula.
Section 780.163aSectionInability to obtain jurisdiction; duties of prosecuting attorney and clerk of court; forwarding documents.
Section 780.163bSectionManner of conducting proceedings.
Section 780.163cSectionEvidence as to duty of support.
Section 780.164SectionSupport order; payments; amount; deviation from formula.
Section 780.164aSectionTransition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 780.165SectionSending copy of support order to initiating court.
Section 780.166SectionTerms and conditions assuring compliance; enforcement of support order.
Section 780.166aSectionAdjudicating issue of paternity.
Section 780.167SectionDuties of court carried out through office of friend of court.
Section 780.168SectionReceipt and disbursement of payments; valid prior and existing support order; carrying out duties.
Section 780.169SectionHusband and wife; privilege against disclosure inapplicable; competent witnesses; compelling testimony.
Section 780.169aSectionPending or prior action or proceeding; hearing; issuance of support order pendente lite; bond; conforming support order to amount allowed in other action or proceeding; staying enforcement prohibited.
Section 780.170SectionFees and costs.
Section 780.171SectionNullification of support orders; crediting amounts paid.
Section 780.172SectionJurisdiction not conferred by participation in proceeding.
Section 780.173SectionReimbursement of county for cost of enforcing spousal or child support or parenting time order; service fee; computation, payment, and disposition; failure or refusal to pay service fee; contempt.
Section 780.174SectionForeign state as reciprocating state; declaration; revocation.
Section 780.175SectionAppeal.
Section 780.176SectionAdditional remedies.
Section 780.177SectionRegistration of foreign support order.
Section 780.178SectionRegistry of foreign support orders.
Section 780.179SectionRegistration of valid existing support order or foreign support order by friend of court; confirmation of registered order.
Section 780.180SectionRegistration of foreign support order by obligee; transmittal and filing of documents; filing as registration; docketing case; notification of friend of court; mailing or serving notice of registration; copy of registered support order and post office address of obligee; petition to vacate registration or seek other relief; confirmation of registered support order; sending copy of petition to friend of court; hearing; defenses; staying enforcement of order; proof; security.
Section 780.181SectionEffect and enforcement of confirmed registered foreign support order.
Section 780.181aSectionForeign support order; transmittal of support payments to friend of court or state disbursement unit; duties of friend of court or SDU; filing copy of foreign support order.
Section 780.182SectionAdjudicating issue of support only; jurisdiction.
Section 780.183SectionRepresentation of obligee by attorney general or private legal counsel.