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§ 4103. Registry
(a) The Office of Child Support shall establish a registry for the following purposes:
(1) Processing child support collections and disbursements.
(2) Maintaining records necessary for the receipt and disbursement of child support, including information on support orders and support arrearages, with the date and amount due and the date and amount paid by the obligor and the date and amount disbursed; identifying information about both parents, including the name, address, Social Security number, and employment information; names and dates of birth of children.
(3) Providing a record of their support collections and disbursements to obligors and obligees.
(4) Notifying employers in cases involving wage withholding of the amounts to be withheld for support, the amount of income exempt from withholding, and the dates for beginning, reducing, increasing, and terminating withholding pursuant to the terms of the support order. The Office shall accommodate employer withholdings based upon the employer’s payroll period and shall provide return envelopes to the employer for sending the payment to the Office.
(5) Maintaining and providing any other information as required by law.
(b) All orders for child support subject to wage withholding shall require that payment be made through the Registry and shall be deemed IV-D cases. All orders for child support not subject to wage withholding made or modified on or after July 1, 1990 shall require that payment be made through the Registry as a IV-D case unless the parties have agreed that the obligor will pay the obligee directly.
(c) In the case where neither parent requests services under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act or where the case is not a IV-D case by operation of law, the Office of Child Support services may recover the administrative costs of processing payments through the Child Support Registry, not to exceed an administrative fee of $5.00 per month. The Family Division of the Superior Court shall increase the monthly support obligation to take the administrative cost into account unless the noncustodial parent is below the federal poverty level. The Office of Child Support services shall deduct the cost from the first payment received each month. Fees collected under this subsection shall be credited to a special fund and shall be available to the Office of Child Support services to offset the costs of its administrative services.
(d) [Repealed.] (Added 1989, No. 221 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 1995, No. 47, § 21; 1995, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. May 22, 1996; 1997, No. 11, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; 1997, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 2003, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. Sept. 1, 2004; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238; 2011, No. 32, § 3; 2017, No. 18, § 1.)