316. The powers conferred on a judge under this chapter may be exercised by the judge who made the order to pay or, if he is not available or does not have jurisdiction to exercise the powers conferred on a judge by this chapter, by a judge having jurisdiction to make such an order in the judicial district where the order was made.
Where the order was made in the district contemplated in the second paragraph of article 187 or the second paragraph of article 218.3, the powers described in the first paragraph may also be exercised by a judge having jurisdiction in the district where proceedings were instituted.
1987, c. 96, a. 316; 2005, c. 27, s. 21.