(750 ILCS 22/301)
    Sec. 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.)