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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-319: Receipt and disbursement of payments

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2016. For text effective March 31, 2016, see below.]

  Section 3-319. Receipt and disbursement of payments. A support enforcement agency or tribunal of the commonwealth shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of another state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of all payments received.

Chapter 209D: Section 3-319. Receipt and disbursement of payments

[ Text of section as recodified by 2016, 53, Sec. 1 effective March 31, 2016 applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2. See 2016, 53, Sec. 3. For text effective until March 31, 2016, see above.]

  Section 3-319. Receipt and disbursement of payments.

  (a) A support enforcement agency or tribunal of the commonwealth shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of another state or a foreign country a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of all payments received.

  (b) If neither the obligor, nor the obligee who is an individual, nor the child resides in the commonwealth, upon request from the support enforcement agency of the commonwealth or another state, the support enforcement agency of the commonwealth or a tribunal of the commonwealth shall:

  (1) direct that the support payment be made to the support enforcement agency in the state in which the obligee is receiving services; and

  (2) issue and send to the obligor's employer a conforming income withholding order or an administrative notice of change of payee, reflecting the redirected payments.

  (c) The support enforcement agency of the commonwealth receiving redirected payments from another state pursuant to a law similar to subsection (b) shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of the other state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amount and dates of all payments received.