11.3.3 Responding - Enforcement



Chapter Federal Authority
Intergovernmental Social Security Act
§452(a)(11) Duties of the Secretary
§454 (9) and (20) State plan for child and spousal support
§466(f) and (d) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement
45 CFR 302.36 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
Subject State Authority
Responding – Enforcement Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-155 Duties and powers of responding tribunal
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-157 Duties of support enforcement agency
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-173 Registration of order for enforcement
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-174 Procedure to register order for enforcement
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-175 Effect of registration for enforcement
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-176 Choice of law
Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-177 Notice of registration of order
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules
Chapter 4 General Services
Chapter 16 Services in Intergovernmental Cases
Policy Number Effective Date
11.3.3 july 1, 2015

Overview

The Wyoming CSE Program is required to provide the same IV-D services for incoming intergovernmental cases as it does for intrastate cases.  For this reason, the District CSE Office will follow policy established in Chapter 9 Enforcement.

Policy

When a District CSE Office receives a request from another state to enforce a child support order, there are 3 possible alternatives for enforcement based upon the situation:

1) Enforcing a Wyoming order;

2) Registering and enforcing another state’s order; or

3) Registering multiple orders for a determination of controlling order, arrears calculation, and enforcement of the controlling order.


Note: 
Many states charge interest in child support cases. If another state requests enforcement of a child support order and includes interest as part of the total arrears balance, the District CSE Office will enforce the total arrears balance including any interest accrued.

Wyoming Order

If the Initiating State requests enforcement of a Wyoming order, the case worker will review the case for appropriate enforcement action as discussed in Chapter 9 Enforcement and update the Initiating State as required by the timeframes discussed in 11.1 – Intergovernmental Introduction and as appropriate for CSENet or non-CSENet states.

Another State’s Order

If the request from the Initiating State is to register and enforce another’s states order for enforcement, the case worker will:

  • Ensure the intergovernmental packet includes all of the documents needed to register the order with the District Court and enforce the order as listed in Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms
  • File the intergovernmental packet with the Clerk of District Court; 
  • Proceed with the enforcement action according to Chapter 9 Enforcement after the order is registered; and
  • Monitor the intergovernmental case within the timeframes noted in 11.1 – Intergovernmental Introduction and as appropriate for CSENet or non-CSENet states.

Multiple Orders

If the request from the Initiating State is to register multiple orders and request a determination of controlling order prior to enforcement , the case worker will:

Cross Reference

Version Number Last Revised Date
2 July 1, 2015