11.3.3 Responding Enforcement

Federal Authority:

Social Security Act

§452(a)(11) Duties of the Secretary

§454(9) and (20) State plan for child support and spousal support

§466(f) and (d) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement

Code of Federal Regulations

45 CFR 302.36 Provision of services in in intergovernmental and intragovernmental IV-D cases

45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases

State Authority:

Wyoming Statue

Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-155 Duties and powers of responding tribunal

Wyo. Stat. § 20-4-157 Duties 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 Numbers: 11.3.3

Effective Date:  July 1, 2015


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


When a District CSP 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 CSP 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:

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

Appendix 11.A – Determination of Controlling Order

Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms

Appendix 11.D – Arrears Calculation

Version Number:  2

Last Revised Date: July 1, 2015

Last Reviewed:  June 5, 2024