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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 9. SUPPORT [3500 - 5700.905]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

PART 2. CHILD SUPPORT [3900 - 4253]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

CHAPTER 2. Court-Ordered Child Support [4000 - 4253]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

ARTICLE 3. Payment to Court Designated County Officer; Enforcement by District Attorney [4200 - 4205]
  ( Heading of Article 3 renumbered from Article 4 by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 139.5. )

4200.
  

In any proceeding where a court makes or has made an order requiring the payment of child support to a parent receiving welfare moneys for the maintenance of children for whom support may be ordered, the court shall do both of the following:

(a) Direct that the payments of support shall be made to the county officer designated by the court for that purpose. Once the State Disbursement Unit is implemented pursuant to Section 17309, all payments shall be directed to the State Disbursement Unit instead of the county officer designated by the court.

(b) Direct the local child support agency to appear on behalf of the welfare recipient in any proceeding to enforce the order.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 387, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

4201.
  

In any proceeding where a court makes or has made an order requiring the payment of child support to the person having custody of a child for whom support may be ordered, the court may do either or both of the following:

(a) Direct that the payments shall be made to the county officer designated by the court for that purpose. Once the State Disbursement Unit is implemented pursuant to Section 17309, all payments shall be directed to the State Disbursement Unit instead of the county officer designated by the court.

(b) Direct the local child support agency to appear on behalf of the minor children in any proceeding to enforce the order.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 387, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)

4202.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a proceeding where the custodial parent resides in one county and the parent ordered to pay support resides in another county, the court may direct payment to be made to the county officer designated by the court for those purposes in the county of residence of the custodial parent, and may direct the local child support agency of either county to enforce the order.

(b)  If the court directs the local child support agency of the county of residence of the noncustodial parent to enforce the order, the expenses of the local child support agency with respect to the enforcement is a charge upon the county of residence of the noncustodial parent.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 339, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2005.)

4203.
  

(a) Except as provided in Section 4202, expenses of the county officer designated by the court, and expenses of the local child support agency incurred in the enforcement of an order of the type described in Section 4200 or 4201, are a charge upon the county where the proceedings are pending.

(b) Fees for service of process in the enforcement of an order of the type described in Section 4200 or 4201 are a charge upon the county where the process is served.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 39. Effective September 28, 2000.)

4204.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any proceeding where the court has made an order requiring the payment of child support to a person having custody of a child and the child support is subsequently assigned to the county pursuant to Section 11477 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or the person having custody has requested the local child support agency to provide child support enforcement services pursuant to Section 17400, the local child support agency may issue a notice directing that the payments shall be made to the local child support agency, another county office, or the State Disbursement Unit pursuant to Section 17309. The notice shall be served on both the support obligor and obligee in compliance with Section 1013 of the Code of Civil Procedure. The local child support agency shall file the notice in the action in which the support order was issued.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 387, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2004.)

4205.
  

Any notice from the local child support agency requesting a meeting with the support obligor for any purpose authorized under this part shall contain a statement advising the support obligor of his or her right to have an attorney present at the meeting.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 41. Effective September 28, 2000.)

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