(a) A court of this State may request the appropriate court of another state to:
        (1) hold an evidentiary hearing;

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 750 ILCS 36/112

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

        (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 request; and
        (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).
     (c) Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred under subsections (a) and (b) 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.