(750 ILCS 22/301)
Proceedings under Act.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, this Article applies to all
proceedings under this Act.
(b) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may initiate a
proceeding authorized under this Act 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 or a foreign country which has or can
obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 99-119, eff. 1-1-16