Maine Revised Statutes

§2652. Provisions of child support order

Except as provided in section 2657, a child support order must provide that the obligor is subject to immediate income withholding from the obligor's income of amounts payable as child support, effective from the date of the support order, regardless of whether child support payments by the obligor are past due. The support order must include: [2011, c. 528, §2 (AMD).]

1. Amount withheld.  The amount of income to be withheld for payment of the obligor's current parental support obligation;
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Department member number.
[ 2011, c. 528, §2 (RP) .]
3. Payor instructions.
[ 2011, c. 528, §2 (RP) .]
3-A. Notice about implementing income withholding.  Notice that immediate income withholding can only be implemented by serving an attested copy of the support order, along with the notice required under section 2655, upon the obligor's payor of income. Notwithstanding this subsection, the department may implement immediate income withholding by serving the notice required under section 2655 upon the obligor's payor of income without providing an attested copy of the support order;
[ 2011, c. 528, §2 (NEW) .]
3-B. Instructions.  Instructions on where to obtain the payor notice required under section 2655;
[ 2011, c. 528, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Notice regarding collection of arrearages.  A notice that income withholding may be used to collect arrearages in addition to current support;
[ 2011, c. 528, §2 (AMD) .]
5. Limitation on withholding.  A notice that the amount of the withholding may not exceed the limitations imposed by 15 United States Code, Section 1673(b); and
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
6. Fees.  A notice to the obligor and payor of income that the payor of income shall withhold and send to the department a fee of $2 per pay period in addition to the amount withheld for child support.
[ 2015, c. 186, §5 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 1997, c. 537, §50 (AMD). 1997, c. 537, §62 (AFF). 2011, c. 528, §2 (AMD). 2015, c. 186, §5 (AMD).