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Child Support State Agency Profiles

Child Support State Agency Profiles

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Research on each state's laws regarding child support enforcement
Research on each state's laws regarding child support enforcement

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A. General/State-At-A-GlanceB. UIFSAC. ReciprocityD. Age of MajorityE. Statute of LimitationsF. Support DetailsG. Income WithholdingH. PaternityI. Support Order EstablishmentJ. Support EnforcementK. Modification and Review/AdjustmentL. Lump Sum PaymentsAlaskaA1. What is your State's program administration/operation type (Stateadministered/State operated, State administered/County operated, or acombination)?State Administered/State Operated.A2. How many local IV-D offices are in your State (excluding agencies withcooperative agreements)?One central office in Anchorage, three field offices; one in Fairbanks, Juneau,and Wasilla. Note that all interstate cases are handled in the Anchorage office.A3. With what types of agencies do you have cooperative agreements?Department of Law, Alaska Court System, Department of Motor Vehicles, PublicSafety, Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, Permanent FundDivision, Division of Occupational Licensing, Division of Public Assistance,Division of Family and Youth Services, Division of Medical Assistance, Bureau of Vital StatisticsA4. Does your state have statutes setting forth the attorney-client relationship between the state's attorney and the agency only?A4.1. If so, what is the statutory citation?Evid. Rule 503A4.2. Did your state have the State's Bar Counsel issue an opinion setting forthe attorney-client relationship?A4.3. If so, please explain.B1. What is the enactment date of your State's Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)?5/31/1995B2. What is the effective date of your State's Act?1/1/1996B3. What is the statutory citation for your State's Act?Alaska Statute 25.25.101-25.25.903B4. What version of UIFSA has your state implemented (i.e the 1996 or 2001
 
version)?1996B4.1. If your state has implemented the 2001 version, when was it implemented?N/AB5. Optional comments regarding your State's UIFSA Act.N/AC. ReciprocityC1. With what foreign countries does your State reciprocate?Canada (only the Following provinces: Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, NewBrunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and YukonTerritory), Australia, England, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Ireland,Sweden, Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.C1.1. Does your state exercise its option to receive FFP for enforcement ofspousal-only orders for foreign reciprocating countries?NoC1.2. If yes, please explain.N/AC2. Has your State established reciprocity with any tribal courts?NoC2.1. If yes, list the tribes and identify services provided, if less than fullservices.N/AD. Age of MajorityD1. What is the age of majority in your State?18 if order does not specify otherwise. It can be extended to age 19 or the date of graduation, whichever comes first, if unmarried and pursuing a high schooldiploma or equivalent level of technical or vocational training & residing withcustodial parent, guardian or designee of the parent or guardian. The order will require modification to add Post Majority support language if not already in the order.D2. What is the statutory cite for the age of majority?AS 25.20.010,AS 25.24.140(a), 25.24.170(a)D3. If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automaticallyterminated as a matter of State law? Qualify, if necessary.18.D4. Does the date of the order impact what law is applied?NoD4.1. If so, please explain.N/AD5. Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does notemancipate?NoD5.1. Optional comments regarding emancipation.
 
N/AD6. Does your State allow support to be paid beyond the age of majority underany circumstances (e.g. the child is handicapped or in college)?YesD6.1. If so, please explain.Limited provisions for disabled children and other allowances as stated in thecourt order.D7. Does your state automatically reduce current support owed for remainingchildren after one of the children in an order reaches the age of majority orother wise emancipates?YesD7.1. If yes, please describe the procedure.Support obligations are adjusted in accordance with the language in the order.Orders issued in a state other than Alaska listing a flat rate amount of support will not automatically be adjusted. For Alaska orders established in accordancewith 90.3, the obligation will be adjusted in accordance with 90.3E. Statute of LimitationsE1. What is your State's statute of limitations for collection of past duesupport?No statute of limitations on the collection of child support arrears.E2. What is your State's statute of limitations for paternity establishment?Age of majority of child.E3. Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?YesE3.1. Please explain the circumstances when possible, and the length of timepossible.Administrative garnishment procedures may be used without reviving or renewingthe support order. However, collection by a judicial remedy, such as writ ofexecution, requires a showing of good cause before executing on a judgement that is more than five years old.F. Support DetailsF1. What guideline type or method does your State use to calculate child support (e.g., Shared Income Model, Percentage of Income Model, Melson Formula)?Percentage of income.F2. Does your State charge interest on missed arrears?YesF2.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any relatedconditions.6% per annum. Charged the end of the month the support was due and not paid.F3. Does your State charge interest on retroactive support?YesF3.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any relatedconditions.Statutory interest rates. No interest prior to January 1, 1983; 12% from January

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