SEC. 93-25-53. Limited immunity of petitioner.
(1) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.
(2) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this state to participate in a proceeding under this chapter.
(3) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while present in this state to participate in the proceeding.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chpater 588, Sec. 97, SB2164; Laws, 2004, ch. 406, § 21, SB 2851, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2004
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