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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5-506: Contesting validity or enforcement of income withholding orders issued in another state

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

  Section 5-506. (a) An obligor may contest the validity or enforcement of an income withholding order issued in another state and received directly by an employer or other source of periodic income in the commonwealth in the same manner as if such order had been issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth. The provisions of section 6-604 shall apply to such contest.

  (b) The obligor shall give notice of the contest to:

  (1) any support enforcement agency providing services to the obligee;

  (2) each employer or other source of periodic income that has directly received an income withholding order; and

  (3) the person or agency designated to receive payments in the income withholding order or, if no such person or agency is designated, to the obligee.

Chapter 209D: Section 5-506. Contest by obligor

[ 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 5-506. Contest by obligor.

  (a) An obligor may contest the validity or enforcement of an income withholding order issued in another state and received directly by an employer or other source of periodic income in the commonwealth by registering the order in a tribunal of the commonwealth and filing a contest to that order as provided in Article 6 or otherwise contesting the order in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth.

  (b) The obligor shall give notice of the contest to:

  (1) a support enforcement agency providing services to the obligee;

  (2) each employer or other source of periodic income that has directly received an income withholding order relating to the obligor; and

  (3) the person designated to receive payments in the income withholding order or, if no person is designated, to the obligee.