Register November 2008 No. 635
Chapter DCF 152
CHILD SUPPORT ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT
DCF 152.01   Authority and purpose.
DCF 152.02   Applicability.
DCF 152.03   Definitions.
DCF 152.04   Written notice of enforcement actions.
DCF 152.05   Administrative forfeitures for noncompliance with administrative subpoenas and requests for information.
DCF 152.06   Liens.
DCF 152.07   Financial record review.
DCF 152.08   Seizure of property.
DCF 152.09   Notice to the payee of enforcement proceedings.
DCF 152.10   Thresholds for administrative enforcement actions.
DCF 152.11   Alternative payment plans.
DCF 152.12   Agreements with financial institutions.
Ch. DCF 152 Note Note: Chapter DWD 43 was created as emergency rule effective October 1, 1998. Chapter DWD 43 was renumbered to chapter DCF 152 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DCF 152.01 DCF 152.01Authority and purpose. This chapter is promulgated under the authority of ss. 49.22 (2m) (d), 49.853 (1) (dm) and (2), 49.854 (17), 49.858 (2), and 767.70 (2), Stats., for the purpose of administering the child support program under s. 49.22, Stats.
DCF 152.01 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DCF 152.02 DCF 152.02Applicability. This chapter applies to the department and county child support agencies under s. 59.53 (5), Stats., individuals participating in the child support program under s. 49.22, Stats., financial institutions doing business in the state, and persons subject to administrative subpoenas issued in accordance with s. 49.22 (2m) (b), Stats., or requests for information issued in accordance with s. 49.22 (2m) (a), Stats.
DCF 152.02 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99.
DCF 152.03 DCF 152.03Definitions. In this chapter:
DCF 152.03(1) (1) “Account" has the meaning given in s. 49.853 (1) (a), Stats.
DCF 152.03(2) (2) “Administrative enforcement" means the department or a child support agency does any of the following:
DCF 152.03(2)(a) (a) Puts child support liens into effect by placing them on the child support lien docket and electronically delivers the docket to the county registers of deeds.
DCF 152.03(2)(b) (b) Receives proceeds from the sale of property when there is a child support lien against the property, and either the payer has transferred the property or the property has been seized and sold by an entity other than the department or a child support agency.
DCF 152.03(2)(c) (c) Takes any administrative enforcement action.
DCF 152.03(3) (3) “Administrative enforcement action" means any of the following actions taken by the department or child support agency to enforce a lien:
DCF 152.03(3)(a) (a) The intercept of lump-sum pension payments in accordance with s. 49.852, Stats.
DCF 152.03(3)(b) (b) The seizure of accounts at financial institutions in accordance with s. 49.854 (5), Stats.
DCF 152.03(3)(c) (c) The seizure of personal property in accordance with s. 49.854 (6), Stats.
DCF 152.03(3)(d) (d) The seizure of real property in accordance with s. 49.854 (7), Stats.
DCF 152.03(3)(e) (e) The intercept of judgments and settlements in accordance with s. 49.856, Stats.
DCF 152.03(3)(f) (f) The denial, nonrenewal, restriction, or suspension of professional, occupational, recreational, or driver licenses for failure to pay support in accordance with s. 49.857, Stats.
DCF 152.03(4) (4) “Alternative payment plan" or “plan" means a negotiated agreement between a child support agency and a payer, or an order set by the court, which establishes terms for the payment of the arrearage debt.
DCF 152.03(5) (5) “Arrearage debt" means the sum of child support arrears, maintenance arrears, family support arrears, missed payments on past support, missed payments on lying-in costs, and missed payments on other medical support including missed lump-sum payments for medical support in a case. The arrearage debt does not include interest on arrears or on missed payments.
DCF 152.03(6) (6) “Child support agency" or “agency" means the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5), Stats.
DCF 152.03(7) (7) “Child support lien" or “lien" means an administrative lien that arises by operation of law under s. 49.854 (2), Stats., against the real and personal property in which the payer has a recorded ownership interest at the time of levy. A lien does not attach to the property title of a beneficial interest in a trust, member interest in a limited liability company, partner interest in a partnership, or shareholder interest in a corporation.
DCF 152.03 Note Note: According to s. 49.854 (2)(a), Stats., a child support lien is not effective against a good-faith purchaser of titled personal property unless the lien is recorded on the title.
DCF 152.03(8) (8) “Court order" means an order for child or family support, maintenance, medical expenses, or birth expenses issued by a court.
DCF 152.03(9) (9) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of children and families.
DCF 152.03(10) (10) “Equity" means the fair market value of the property minus the liens on that property with priority over the child support lien.
DCF 152.03(11) (11) “Failure to comply with an administrative subpoena or a request for information" means that the subpoena respondent did not provide the requested information within seven days after receiving the administrative subpoena or request for information, or that the subpoena respondent provided false or incomplete information.
DCF 152.03(12) (12) “Financial institution" or “institution" has the meaning given in s. 49.853 (1) (c), Stats.
DCF 152.03(13) (13) “Financial record review" means a financial records and court order review under s. 49.854 (3) (ag), Stats..
DCF 152.03(14) (14) “Gross income" has the meaning given in s. DCF 150.02 (13).
DCF 152.03(15) (15) “Lien-eligible amount" means the difference between the monthly charge and the arrearage debt in a case.
DCF 152.03(16) (16) “Monthly amount due" means the sum of court-ordered provisions for periodic payments, expressed as a fixed amount, due in one month in a case including periodic payments on arrearage debts.
DCF 152.03 Note Note: For a court-ordered provision requiring the greater or lesser of either a percentage of income or a fixed amount, the monthly amount due is calculated using the fixed amount. A court-ordered provision expressed only as a percentage of income is not included in the monthly amount due when determining the lien threshold. However, when determining the threshold for administrative enforcement actions, the expected monthly amount due in s. DCF 152.10 is the fixed amount that is used to calculate the monthly amount due when a provision is expressed only as a percentage of income.
DCF 152.03(17) (17) “Monthly charge" means the sum of court-ordered provisions for periodic payments, expressed as a fixed amount, on child support, family support, maintenance, lying-in costs, past support, and other medical support due in one month in a case. The monthly charge does not include court-ordered provisions for periodic payments on arrearage debts.
DCF 152.03 Note Note: For a court-ordered provision requiring the greater or lesser of either a percentage of income or a fixed amount, the monthly charge is calculated using the fixed amount. A court-ordered provision expressed only as a percentage of income is not included in the calculation of the monthly charge.
DCF 152.03(18) (18) “Ownership interest" means any personal financial interest.
DCF 152.03(19) (19) “Payee" has the meaning given in s. DCF 150.02 (22).
DCF 152.03(20) (20) “Payer" has the meaning given in s. DCF 150.02 (23).
DCF 152.03(21) (21) “Property" has the meaning given in s. 49.854 (1) (e), Stats.
DCF 152.03(22) (22) “Protective order" means a temporary restraining order or injunction under s. 813.12, 813.122, 813.123, 813.125, or 813.127, Stats.
DCF 152.03(23) (23) “Reconciliation" means the procedure a child support agency uses to determine whether a payer has complied with the terms of a percentage expressed provision and, if the payer has not fulfilled the obligation, to establish an arrearage.
DCF 152.03(24) (24) “Subpoena respondent" means the person from whom information is requested in an administrative subpoena or request for information.
DCF 152.03 Note Note: “Person" has the meaning given in s. 990.01 (26), Stats.
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