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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter42 > 42-720

42-720. Duties of support enforcement agency.(a) A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.(b) A support enforcement agency of this state that is providing services to the petitioner shall:(1) take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal in this state or another state to obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;(2) request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time, and place for a hearing;(3) make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to income and property of the parties;(4) within five days, exclusive of nonjudicial days, after receipt of a written notice in a record from an initiating, responding, or registering tribunal, send a copy of the notice to the petitioner;(5) within five days, exclusive of nonjudicial days, after receipt of a written communication in a record from the respondent or the respondent's attorney, send a copy of the communication to the petitioner; and(6) notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.(c) A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration of a child support order in this state for enforcement or for modification shall make reasonable efforts:(1) to ensure that the order to be registered is the controlling order; or(2) if two or more child support orders exist and the identity of the controlling order has not been determined, to ensure that a request for such a determination is made in a tribunal having jurisdiction to do so.(d) A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration and enforcement of a support order, arrearages, or judgment stated in a foreign currency shall convert the amounts stated in the foreign currency into the equivalent amounts in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.(e) A support enforcement agency of this state shall request a tribunal of this state to issue a child support order and an income withholding order that redirect payment of current support, arrearages, and interest if requested to do so by a support enforcement agency of another state pursuant to section 42-732.(f) The act does not create or negate a relationship of attorney and client or other fiduciary relationship between a support enforcement agency or the attorney for the agency and the individual being assisted by the agency. SourceLaws 1993, LB 500, § 20; Laws 1997, LB 727, § 9; Laws 2003, LB 148, § 60; Laws 2003, LB 760, § 15.