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November 28, 2023

25-4-45.3. Adoption of fee schedule for home studies or investigations ordered by court in custody proceedings

The secretary of social services may, pursuant to chapter 1-26, adopt a schedule of fees for home studies or investigations ordered by the court in custody proceedings. The fees may not exceed actual costs and shall be based on the ability of the parties involved to pay for the home studies or investigations. The fees so adopted shall apply only to custody issues relating to or resulting from divorce or separate maintenance proceedings and shall not impose any fee or charges against the Unified Judicial System.