WVC 48 - 16 - 602
§48-16-602. Procedure to register order for enforcement.
(a) Except as provided in section 706 [§48-16-706], a support
order or income withholding order of another state or a foreign
support order may be registered in this state by sending the
following records to the state information agency in this state:
(1) A letter of transmittal to the tribunal requesting
registration and enforcement;
(2) Two copies, including one certified copy, of the order to
be registered, including any modification of the order;
(3) A sworn statement by the person requesting registration or
a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the
amount of any arrearage;
(4) The name of the obligor and, if known:
(A) The obligor's address and social security number;
(B) The name and address of the obligor's employer and any
other source of income of the obligor; and
(C) A description and the location of property of the obligor
in this state not exempt from execution; and
(5) Except as otherwise provided in section 312 [§48-16-312],
the name and address of the obligee and, if applicable, the person
to whom support payments are to be remitted.
(b) On receipt of a request for registration, the clerk of the
court shall cause the order to be filed as an order of a tribunal
of another state or a foreign support order, together with one copy
of the documents and information, regardless of their form.
(c) A petition or comparable pleading seeking a remedy that
must be affirmatively sought under other law of this state may be
filed at the same time as the request for registration or later.
The pleading must specify the grounds for the remedy sought.
(d) If two or more orders are in effect, the person requesting
(1) Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every support order
asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified in
(2) Specify the order alleged to be the controlling order, if
(3) Specify the amount of consolidated arrears, if any.
(e) A request for a determination of which is the controlling
order may be filed separately or with a request for registration
and enforcement or for registration and modification. The person
requesting registration shall give notice of the request to each
party whose rights may be affected by the determination.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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