Maine Revised Statutes

§2657. Good cause; alternative arrangements

The court may elect not to render a child support order subject to immediate income withholding under this subchapter if: [2011, c. 528, §5 (AMD).]

1. Written agreement.  A written agreement between the parties providing an alternative arrangement is filed with and approved by the court; or
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Demonstration of good cause.  A party demonstrates and the court finds that there is good cause not to require immediate income withholding. For purposes of this subsection, a finding of good cause by the court must be based on a determination that immediate income withholding would not be in the best interest of the child and a showing by the responsible parent that any previously ordered support was paid timely. The court shall explain the basis for a finding of good cause in the support order.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
1995, c. 694, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2011, c. 528, §5 (AMD).