§ 30-3-60 Definitions
§ 30-3-61 Withholding order required in child support orders; employer to withhold support from income due and pay to designee; income withholding order issued by another state; when order served on employer; delinquency of support payments
§ 30-3-62 Who may petition for withholding order; withholding on existing support orders; filing with clerk; service; hearing; issuance of order; contents; when order takes effect; entry of support and withholding orders by different courts; termination of withho
§ 30-3-63 Filing fees and costs
§ 30-3-64 Employer’s answer; order binding on employer; modification by court
§ 30-3-65 Obligee to give notice of change of address; termination of order when unable to deliver payments due to no notice of address
§ 30-3-66 Obligor and employer to give notice of change of employment or termination of income; service of order on new employer; cost of service
§ 30-3-67 Withholding orders to have priority over garnishments or any other legal process against the same income; maximum withholding allowable
§ 30-3-68 Employers who comply not liable for wrongful withholding
§ 30-3-69 Liability of employers who fail to answer or fail or refuse to withhold
§ 30-3-69.1 Liability of employer for willful failure to garnish or withhold child support from wages
§ 30-3-70 Employers not to discharge or refuse to hire person due to withholding order
§ 30-3-71 Employer authorized to deduct fee for expenses

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 30 > Chapter 3 > Article 3

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • CLERK OF THE COURT: Any circuit court clerk, district court clerk or juvenile court clerk, or their employees, with responsibility for docketing or otherwise carrying out the court's clerical duties in regard to domestic relations matters, support and nonsupport cases, including the receipt and disbursement of support payments. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • court: Any juvenile or family court division of the circuit or district court in the county where the mother of the child resides or is found, in the county where the father resides or is found, or in the county where the child resides or is found and, in the case of a petition seeking a divorce or legal separation, a petition seeking a modification of support previously ordered under a divorce decree or a petition seeking a contempt citation for failure to pay support previously ordered under a divorce decree, the circuit court or the domestic relations division of the circuit court. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: The Department of Human Resources of the State of Alabama, including the county department of human resources. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • employer: Any person, business, corporation, partnership, company, firm, or unit of municipal, county, state, or federal government. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • income: Wages, salary, tips, commissions, bonuses, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, disability payments, payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program and interest, and any and all money due or payable to a person, the entitlement to which is based upon remuneration for employment, past or present, after the deduction of those amounts required to be withheld by law. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: Any person for whom support benefits are ordered by the court and shall specifically include the Department of Human Resources when any person has assigned their rights to support payments to the department under any provision of law or when the department is otherwise representing the obligee. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • obligor: Any person ordered by the court to make periodic payments for the benefit and support of another person or minor child. See Alabama Code 30-3-60
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.