Compliance with withholding order
Sec. 1.1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) and IC 31-18-6-2.1, an employer shall withhold and distribute the funds as directed in a withholding order by complying with the applicable terms of the order that specify the following:
(1) The duration and the amount of periodic payments of current child support, stated as a certain sum.
(2) The person or agency designated to receive payments and the address to which the payments are to be forwarded.
(3) Medical support, whether in the form of periodic cash payments, stated as a certain sum, or an order to the obligor to provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy available through the obligor's employment.
(4) The amount of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal, and the obligee's attorney, stated as a certain sum.
(5) The amount of periodic payments of arrears and interest on
arrears, stated as a certain sum.
(b) The employer shall comply with the law of the state of the obligor's principal place of employment for withholding from income with respect to:
(1) the employer's fee for processing an income withholding order or credit;
(2) the maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor's income; and
(3) the periods within which the employer must implement the withholding order and forward the child support payment.
As added by P.L.213-1999, SEC.23.
Administrative enforcement of orders
Sec. 2. (a) Whenever enforcement is sought for:
(1) a support order;
(2) an income withholding order; or
issued in a Title IV-D case by a tribunal of another state, documents required for registering the order may be sent to the Title IV-D agency of Indiana.
(b) Upon receipt of the documents, the Title IV-D agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by Indiana law to enforce a support order or an income withholding order or both.
(c) If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the Title IV-D agency is not required to register the order. If no administrative procedure authorized by Indiana law is used, the Title IV-D agency shall send the documents required for registering the order to the appropriate Title IV-D agency.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.213-1999, SEC.24.