Maine Revised Statutes

§3101-A. Employer's compliance with out-of-state income-withholding order

1. Copy of order to obligor.  Upon receipt of an income-withholding order, the obligor's employer shall immediately provide a copy of the order to the obligor.
[ 1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW) .]
2. Recognition of out-of-state order.  The employer shall treat an income-withholding order issued in another state that appears regular on its face as if it had been issued by a tribunal of this State.
[ 1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW) .]
3. Employer to withhold and distribute funds.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and section 3101-B, the employer shall withhold and distribute the funds as directed in the withholding order by complying with terms of the order that specify:
A. The duration and amount of periodic payments of current child support, stated as an exact sum; [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
B. The person or support enforcement agency designated to receive payments and the address to which payments are to be forwarded; [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
C. Medical support, whether in the form of periodic cash payments stated as an exact sum or an order that the obligor provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy available through the obligor's employment; [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
D. The amount of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal and the obligee's attorney, stated as exact sums; and [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
E. The amount of periodic payments of arrearages and interest on arrearages, stated as exact sums. [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW) .]
4. Compliance with state laws.  An employer shall comply with the laws of the state of the obligor's principal place of employment with respect to:
A. The employer's fee for processing an income-withholding order; [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
B. The maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor's income; and [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
C. The times within which the employer must implement the income-withholding order and forward the child support payment. [1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW) .]
1997, c. 669, §21 (NEW).