§ 14-10-117. Payment of maintenance or child support

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COLORADO REVISED STATUTES:

§ 14-10-117. Payment of maintenance or child support

(1) Upon its own motion or upon motion of either party, the court may at any time order that maintenance or child support payments be made to the clerk of the court or, if the executive director of the department of human services has notified the state court administrator that the judicial district issuing the order is ready to participate in the family support registry pursuant to section 26-13-114(5), C.R.S., and, for payments for maintenance obligations, the family support registry is ready to accept maintenance payments, through the family support registry, as trustee, for remittance to the person entitled to receive the payments. The court may not order payments to be made to the clerk of the court once payments may be made through the family support registry. The payments shall be due on a certain date or dates of each month. If the support payments are required under this section, title 19, C.R.S., or section 26-13-114(1), C.R.S., to be made through the family support registry, the court shall order that payments be made through the registry in accordance with the procedures specified in section 26-13-114, C.R.S.

(2) The clerk of the court shall maintain records listing the amount of payments, the date when payments are required to be made, and the names and addresses of the parties affected by the order for those payments he or she receives through the court registry.

(3) If payments are to be made through the family support registry, the parties affected by the order shall inform the family support registry, and if payments are to be made through the court registry, the parties affected by the order shall inform the clerk of the court of any change of address or of other conditions that may affect the administration of the order.

(4) (Deleted by amendment, L. 98, p. 756, § 6, effective July 1, 1998.)

(5) and (6) Repealed.

(7) In cases in which a party is ordered to make payments through the court registry, upon receipt of a verified notice of a support obligation assigned to the state, the clerk of the court shall, without further action by the court, pay the support to the county child support enforcement unit rather than to the obligee. When the state no longer has authorization to receive any support payments, the county child support enforcement unit shall notify the clerk of the court to stop sending the support payments to the county and to send the support payments directly to the obligee.

History. L. 71: R&RE, p. 527, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 46-1-17. L. 77: (4) amended, p. 824, § 1, effective May 24. L. 86: (1) amended, p. 724, § 2, effective July 1. L. 88: (7) added, p. 632, § 6, effective July 1. L. 90: (1) amended, p. 1414, § 13, effective June 8. L. 98: (1), (2), (3), (4), and (7) amended, p. 756, § 6, effective July 1. L. 99: (1) amended, p.1091, § 11, effective July 1. L. 2005: (5) and (6) repealed, p. 498, § 1, effective August 8.

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