New York State Consolidated Laws
Family Court Act
Sub Part A - Part 6 - Article 5B - Family Court
REGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER
||Registration of order for enforcement.
||Procedure to register order for enforcement.
||Effect of registration for enforcement.
||Choice of law.
S 580-601. Registration of order for enforcement. A support order or
income withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support
order may be registered in this state for enforcement.
S 580-602. Procedure to register order for enforcement. (a) Except as
otherwise provided in section 580-706 of this article, a support order
or income withholding order of another state or a foreign support order
may be registered in this state by sending the following records to the
appropriate tribunal in this state:
(1) a letter of transmittal to the tribunal requesting registration
(2) two copies, including one certified copy, of the order to be
registered, including any modification of the order;
(3) a sworn statement by the person requesting registration or a
certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the amount
of any arrearage;
(4) the name of the obligor and, if known:
(i) the obligor's address and social security number;
(ii) the name and address of the obligor's employer and any other
source of income of the obligor; and
(iii) a description and the location of property of the obligor in
this state not exempt from execution; and
(5) except as otherwise provided in section 580-312 of this article,
the name and address of the obligee and, if applicable, the person to
whom support payments are to be remitted.
(b) On receipt of a request for registration, the registering tribunal
shall cause the order to be filed as an order of a tribunal of another
state or a foreign support order, together with one copy of the
documents and information, regardless of their form.
(c) A petition or comparable pleading seeking a remedy that must be
affirmatively sought under other law of this state may be filed at the
same time as the request for registration or later. The pleading must
specify the grounds for the remedy sought.
(d) If two or more orders are in effect, the person requesting
(1) furnish to the tribunal a copy of every support order asserted to
be in effect in addition to the documents specified in this section;
(2) specify the order alleged to be the controlling order, if any; and
(3) specify the amount of consolidated arrears, if any.
(e) A request for a determination of which is the controlling order
may be filed separately or with a request for registration and
enforcement or for registration and modification. The person requesting
registration shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights
may be affected by the determination.
S 580-603. Effect of registration for enforcement. (a) A support order
or income withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support
order is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal
of this state.
(b) A registered support order issued in another state or a foreign
country is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same
procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this article, a tribunal of this
state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered
support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.
S 580-604. Choice of law. (a) Except as otherwise provided in
subdivision (d) of this section, the law of the issuing state or foreign
(1) the nature, extent, amount and duration of current payments under
a registered support order;
(2) the computation and payment of arrearages and accrual of interest
on the arrearages under the support order; and
(3) the existence and satisfaction of other obligations under the
(b) In a proceeding for arrears under a registered support order, the
statute of limitation of this state or of the issuing state or foreign
country, whichever is longer, applies.
(c) A responding tribunal of this state shall apply the procedures and
remedies of this state to enforce current support and collect arrears
and interest due on a support order of another state or a foreign
country registered in this state.
(d) After a tribunal of this state or another state determines which
is the controlling order and issues an order consolidating arrears, if
any, a tribunal of this state shall prospectively apply the law of the
state or foreign country issuing the controlling order, including its
law on interest on arrears, on current and future support, and on
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