<[ Text of section applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2.]>
Notice of registration of order.
(a) When a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state or a
foreign support order is registered, the registering tribunal of the commonwealth
shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents
and relevant information accompanying the order.
(b) A notice must inform the nonregistering party:
(1) that a registered support order is enforceable as of the date of registration
in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of the commonwealth;
(2) that a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order
must be requested within 20 days after notice unless the registered order is under
(3) that failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in
a timely manner will result in confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order
and the alleged arrearages; and
(4) of the amount of any alleged arrearages.
(c) If the registering party asserts that 2 or more orders are in effect, a notice
(1) identify the 2 or more orders and the order alleged by the registering party to
be the controlling order and the consolidated arrears, if any;
(2) notify the nonregistering party of the right to a determination of which is the
(3) state that the procedures provided in subsection (b) apply to the determination
of which is the controlling order; and
(4) state that failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the order alleged
to be the controlling order in a timely manner may result in confirmation that the
order is the controlling order.
(d) Upon registration of an income-withholding order for enforcement, the support
enforcement agency or the registering tribunal shall notify the obligor’s employer
pursuant to section 12 of chapter 119A.
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