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SECTION 76-I
Appearance of parties and child
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 5-A, TITLE 2
§ 76-i. Appearance of parties and child. 1. In a child custody
proceeding in this state, the court may order a party to the proceeding
who is in this state to appear before the court in person with or
without the child. The court may order any person who is in this state
and who has physical custody or control of the child to appear in person
with the child.

2. If a party to a child custody proceeding whose presence is desired
by the court is outside this state, the court may order that a notice
given pursuant to section seventy-five-g of this article include a
statement directing the party to appear in person with or without the
child and informing the party that failure to appear may result in a
decision adverse to the party.

3. The court may enter any orders necessary to ensure the safety of
the child and of any person ordered to appear under this section.

4. If a party to a child custody proceeding who is outside this state
is directed to appear under subdivision two of this section or desires
to appear personally before the court with or without the child, the
court may require another party to pay reasonable and necessary travel
and other expenses of the party so appearing and of the child.