Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 16
Income Withholding

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-16-7

§ 15-16-7. Income withholding by withholding agency — Registry — Judicial review.

(a) If an obligor or obligee requests income withholding or if the obligor fails to timely file his or her statement contesting income withholding as required under § 15-16-5, the income withholding shall become effective without the necessity for a hearing before a magistrate of the family court, and the department shall issue an income withholding order to the withholding agent with notice of the order to the obligor, in accordance with § 15-16-9.

(b) The department shall maintain a central registry of all income withholding orders issued pursuant to this section and § 15-16-8, and it shall enter these orders on the CSE system.

(c) An obligor aggrieved by the issuance of an income withholding order by the department under this section shall be entitled to judicial review de novo by the family court.

History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 163, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 478, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 442, § 7.