Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:325
- 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.
- past due spousal support: means the amount of a delinquency determined under a court order under state law for support and maintenance of a spouse. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:325
- person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
A. In addition to any other legal remedies provided by law, any party may seek the collection of past due spousal support from federal tax refunds by sending notice to the federal secretary of the treasury that a person owes past due support. The party shall comply with all rules and regulations imposed by the secretary of the treasury and by the federal secretary of health and human services, including payment of any fee assessed by the secretary of the treasury for the cost of applying the offset procedure.
B. As used in this Part, “past due spousal support” means the amount of a delinquency determined under a court order under state law for support and maintenance of a spouse.
C. A court in a civil proceeding has jurisdiction to render a judgment for past due spousal support which has accrued under a civil court order for support.
Acts 2006, No. 478, §1, eff. June 22, 2006.