Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 21
Child Support Lien Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-21-1

§ 15-21-1. Arrearages — Collection procedures.

(a) The department of administration, division of taxation, child support enforcement, in accordance with Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., is authorized to institute collection procedures for all arrearages which accrue against child support payments owed pursuant to a court judgment or support order.

(b) These collection procedures shall include, but not be limited to, notification to employers that a wage assignment is in effect and not suspended; notification to obligors; demand letters; use of state and federal tax refund intercept programs; initiation of contempt proceedings; use of lien, levy, and foreclosure of lien as provided in this chapter; garnishment or attachment of or lien against property; trustee process; civil actions; and any other civil remedy including body attachment, where appropriate, available for the enforcement of judgments or for the enforcement of child support orders.

[See § 12-1-15 of the General Laws.]

History of Section.
P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 29, § 6; P.L. 1995, ch. 374, § 6; P.L. 1997, ch. 170, § 10.