2012 Delaware Code
Title 13 - Domestic Relations
CHAPTER 4. INTERSTATE WITHHOLDING ACT
§ 403. Entry of support order of another jurisdiction for income withholding.


13 DE Code § 403 (2012 through 146th Gen Ass) What's This?

(a) Upon receiving a support order of another jurisdiction with the documentation specified in subsection (b) of this section from an agency of another jurisdiction, the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement shall file these documents with the Clerk of the Family Court in which withholding is being sought. The Clerk of the Court shall accept the documents filed and such acceptance shall constitute entry of the support order under this chapter.

(b) The following documentation is required for the entry of a support order of another jurisdiction:

(1) A certified copy of the support order with all modifications;

(2) A certified copy of an income withholding order, if any, still in effect;

(3) A copy of the portion of the income withholding statute of the jurisdiction which issued the support order which states the requirements for obtaining income withholding under the law of that jurisdiction;

(4) A sworn statement of the obligee or certified statement of the agency of the arrearages and the assignment of support rights, if any;

(5) A statement of:

a. The name, address and social security number of the obligor, if known;

b. The name and address of the obligor's employer or of any other source of income of the obligor derived in this State against which income withholding is sought; and

c. The name and address of the agency or person to whom support payments collected by income withholding shall be transmitted.

(c) If the documentation received by the Bureau under subsection (a) of this section does not conform to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, the Bureau shall remedy any defect which it can without the assistance of the requesting agency. If the Bureau is unable to make such corrections, the requesting agency shall immediately be notified of the necessary additions or corrections. In neither case shall the documentation be returned. The Bureau shall accept the documentation required by subsections (a) and (b) of this section even if it is not in the usual form required by state or local rules, so long as the substantive requirements of these subsections are met.

(d) A support order entered under subsection (a) of this section shall be enforceable by income withholding against income derived in this State in the manner and with the effect as set forth in §§ 404 through 411 of this title and § 513(b) of this title. Entry of the order shall not confer jurisdiction on the courts of this State for any purpose other than income withholding.

65 Del. Laws, c. 115, § 1.;

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