Title 19, Chapter 9, Section 51
(a) A court of this state may request the appropriate court of
another state to:
(1) Hold an evidentiary hearing;
(2) Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to
procedures of that state;
(3) Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody
of a child involved in a pending proceeding;
(4) Forward to the court of this state a certified copy of the
transcript of the record of the hearing, the evidence otherwise
presented, and any evaluation prepared in compliance with the
(5) Order a party to a child custody proceeding or any person
having physical custody of the child to appear in the proceeding
with or without the child.
(b) Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this state
may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection (a) of
this Code section.
(c) Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred
under subsections (a) and (b) of this Code section may be assessed
against the parties according to the law of this state.
(d) A court of this state shall preserve the pleadings, orders,
decrees, records of hearings, evaluations, and other pertinent
records with respect to a child custody proceeding until the child
attains 18 years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law
enforcement official of another state, the court shall forward a
certified copy of those records.