2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 552 - DIVORCE
Act 216 of 1985 - INTERSTATE INCOME WITHHOLDING ACT (552.671 - 552.685)
Section 552.673 - Definitions.

INTERSTATE INCOME WITHHOLDING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 216 of 1985

552.673 Definitions.

Sec. 3.

As used in this act:

(a) “Agency” means the court or entity in another jurisdiction with functions similar to those assigned in this act to the office of the friend of the court and the office of child support relative to the issuance and enforcement of support orders.

(b) “Child” means a child, whether above or below the age of majority, with respect to whom a support order exists.

(c) “Court” means the circuit court of this state and, when the context requires, the court or entity of another jurisdiction with functions similar to those assigned in this act to the circuit court of this state relative to the issuance and enforcement of support orders.

(d) “Income” means income as defined in section 2 of the support and parenting time enforcement act, MCL 552.602.

(e) “Income derived in this jurisdiction” means income, the source of income of which is subject to the jurisdiction of this state for the purpose of imposing and enforcing income withholding under the support and parenting time enforcement act.

(f) “Jurisdiction” means a state or political subdivision, territory, or possession of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(g) “Obligee” means a person or entity that is entitled to receive support under a support order, and includes an entity of another jurisdiction to which a person has assigned his or her right to support.

(h) “Obligor” means a person required to make payments under the terms of a support order for a child, spouse, or former spouse.

(i) “Office of child support” means the entity established in section 2 of the office of child support act, 1971 PA 174, MCL 400.232.

(j) “Office of the friend of the court” means an office created in section 3 of the friend of the court act, 1982 PA 294, MCL 552.503.

(k) “Order of income withholding” means order of income withholding as defined in section 2 of the support and parenting time enforcement act, MCL 552.602, or the equivalent document issued in another jurisdiction.

(l) “Source of income” means source of income as defined in section 2 of the support and parenting time enforcement act, MCL 552.602.

(m) “State disbursement unit” or “SDU” means the entity established in section 6 of the office of child support act, 1971 PA 174, MCL 400.236.

(n) “Support and parenting time enforcement act” means 1982 PA 295, MCL 552.601 to 552.650.

(o) “Support order” means an order or judgment for the support, or for the payment of arrearages on the support, of a child, spouse, or former spouse issued by a court or agency of another jurisdiction, whether interlocutory or final, whether or not prospectively or retroactively modifiable, whether incidental to a proceeding for divorce, separate maintenance, paternity, guardianship, or equivalent proceeding, or otherwise.


History: 1985, Act 216, Eff. Mar. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 11, Eff. June 1, 1996 ;-- Am. 1999, Act 154, Imd. Eff. Nov. 3, 1999

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