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§ 413. Payment of support through registry

A. The Department of Human Services shall maintain a Centralized Support Registry to receive, allocate and distribute support payments. All child support, spousal support, and related support payments shall be paid through the Registry as follows:

1. In all cases in which child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes; and

2. In all other cases in which support is being paid by income withholding.

B. When child support enforcement services are being provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, all monies owed for child support shall continue to be paid through the Registry until child support is no longer owed.

C. Any party desiring child support, spousal support, or related support payments to be paid through the Registry may request the court to order the payments to be made through the Registry. Upon such request the court shall order payments to be made through the Registry.

D. The Registry shall maintain the following information on all cases in which support is paid through the Registry. This information shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Names, social security numbers and dates of birth for both parents and the children for whom support is ordered;

2. The amount of periodic support owed under the order;

3. Case identification numbers; and

4. Payment address.

E. In all cases, except those being enforced under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, employers shall provide the Registry with a copy of the notice of income assignment specified in Section 1171.3 of Title 12 and Section 240.2 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Employers, parties, and obligees to an order, upon request, shall provide additional information necessary for the Registry to identify and properly allocate and distribute payments.

F. An obligee, pursuant to a judgment, decree, or order in which payment of support is required by this section to be paid through the Registry or whose support is being paid through the Registry, shall provide information as directed by the Department of Human Services necessary to properly allocate and distribute the payments.

G. All payments made through the Registry shall be allocated and distributed in accordance with Department of Human Services' policy and federal regulations.

H. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.