UCA 62A-11-301 through 328, UCA 63-46b
NOTE: CIC-specific procedures contained in this section.
UCA 62A-11-304.2 provides specific authority to the Office of Recovery Services\Child Support Services (ORS\CSS) to use the administrative process to establish child support orders.† The administrative process is a legal process under the Utah Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA), found at UCA 63-46b.† Use of the administrative process to establish orders, avoids the greater cost and time associated with the judicial process.† In general, administrative orders have the same effect and are as valid and enforceable as judicial child support orders.†
You may use the administrative process:
1.†††††††† to obtain a support order and sum-certain judgment, if applicable, against obligors who reside in-state; or,
2.†††††††† to obtain a support order and sum-certain judgment for past-due support against obligors who reside out-of-state if one or more of the following conditions apply:
a.† †††††† the out-of-state obligor once resided in Utah in a marital relationship with the obligee;
††††††††††† b. ††††††† a Utah support order exists;
††††††††††† c.†††††††† the individual is personally served with a notice within Utah;
d. ††††††† the individual submits to the personal jurisdiction of this state by signing a stipulation waiving any contest to jurisdiction;
††††††††††† e.† †††††† the individual resided with the child in Utah;
f.† ††††††† the individual resided in Utah and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;
g.† †††††† the child resides in this state due to acts or at the direction of the individual;
h.† †††††† the individual asserted parentage and filed the claim with the putative father registry maintained by the state registrar of vital records in the Department of Health pursuant to Title 78, Chapter 30, Adoption; or
i.††††††††† there is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of the State of Utah and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.
3.†††††††† to establish paternity, a child support order and a sum-certain judgment against alleged fathers;
4.†††††††† to obtain a support order and a sum-certain judgment against a biological father who has identified himself as the declarant father of a child by signing a voluntary paternity declaration.† The declaration is signed by both the mother and the biological father in the state where the child was born.† Once the declaration is filed with the state registrar, a declarant father-child relationship is established which is identical to the relationship established when a child is born to people married to each other.† After you have obtained a copy of the voluntary declaration form from the state where the form is filed, proceed to establish a support order against the father administratively, rather than judicially.† †
6. ††††††† to set aside an administrative order.
Include the following additional items (if applicable) in administrative orders.
1.† †††††† A provision for medical support that orders:
a.†††††††† either parent to obtain employment related insurance for medical and dental if it is available, or becomes available; and,
b.†††††††† the parent who maintains the insurance to provide verification to CIC when the child(ren) is enrolled, and to provide verification of any change in insurance carrier, premium or benefits within 30 days.
2.†††††††† A provision for intact families stating each parentís portion of the support obligation if separation or divorce occurs.
3.† †††††† A provision for immediate income withholding, or a provision for not implementing immediate income withholding due to good cause or a written agreement.