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§ 601-502. Employer obligations

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 5. Direct Enforcement of Order of Another State Without Registration
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 601-502
§ 601-502. Employer obligations
A. Upon receipt of an income-withholding order, the obligor's employer shall immediately provide a copy of the order to the obligor.
B. The employer shall treat an income-withholding order issued in another state which appears regular on its face as if it had been issued by a tribunal of this state.
C. Except as otherwise provided in subsection D of this section and Section 601-503 of this title, the employer shall withhold and distribute the funds as directed in the withholding order by complying with the terms of the order which specify:
1. The duration and amount of periodic payments of current child support, stated as a sum certain;
2. The person designated to receive payments and the address to which the payments are to be forwarded;
3. Medical support, whether in the form of periodic cash payment, stated as a sum certain, or ordering the obligor to provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy available through the obligor's employment;
4. The amount of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal, and the obligee's attorney, stated as sum certain; and
5. The amount of periodic payments of arrearages and interest on arrearages, stated as sums certain.
D. An employer shall comply with the law of the state of the obligor's principal place of employment for withholding from income with respect to:
1. The employer's fee for processing an income-withholding order;
2. The maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor's income; and
3. The times within which the employer must implement the withholding order and forward the child support payment.


Laws 1994, c. 160, § 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 360, § 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, § 29, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 601-502, OK ST T. 43 § 601-502
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 322 of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023), and through Chapter 7 of the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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