2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:17-56.13 - Payments Made Through Probation Division.

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:17-56.13 (2016) What's This?

2A:17-56.13 Payments made through probation division.

7.Until such time as a State disbursement unit is established pursuant to section 14 of P.L.1998, c.1 (C.2A:17-56.63), in every award for alimony, maintenance or child support payments the judgment or order shall provide that payments be made through the Probation Division of the county in which the obligor resides, unless the court, for good cause shown, otherwise orders. Upon entry of the judgment or order, the parties shall provide the court and the Probation Division with their Social Security numbers, residential and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, driver's license numbers, and the name, address and telephone number of their employers. Each judgment or order shall require that the obligor and obligee notify the Probation Division of any change of payor or change of address within 10 days of the change. Failure to provide this information shall be considered a violation of this order.

The order shall also inform the obligor that the address provided to the Probation Division shall be the address of record for subsequent support enforcement actions and that service of legal documents at that address shall be effective for the purpose of meeting due process requirements.

For the purposes of enforcing a support provision, the court may deem procedural due process requirements for notice and service of process to be met with respect to a party thereto upon delivery of written notice to the most recent residential or employer address filed with the Probation Division for that party. If a party fails to respond to a notice and no proof is available that the party received the notice, the Probation Division shall document to the court that it has made a diligent effort to locate the party by making inquiries that may include, but are not limited to: the United States Postal Service, the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Transportation, the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury and the Departments of Labor and Corrections. The Probation Division shall provide an affidavit to the court presenting such documentation of its diligent effort, which certifies its inability to locate the party, before any adverse action is taken based upon the party's failure to respond to the notice. When an obligor changes employment within the State while income withholding is in effect, the Probation Division shall notify the new payor that the withholding is binding on the new payor. When the Probation Division is unable to locate the obligor's current payor in order to effectuate an income withholding under P.L.1981, c.417 (C.2A:17-56.8 et seq.), the Probation Division is authorized to utilize any other procedure authorized by law to obtain this information.

L.1981,c.417,s.7; amended 1985, c.278, s.7; 1998, c.1, s.23.


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