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769.601 History History: 1993 a. 326; 2009 a. 321.
769.602 769.602 Procedure to register order for enforcement.
769.602(1)(1) A support order or income-withholding order of another state may be registered in this state by sending all of the following documents and information to the appropriate tribunal in this state:
769.602 Note NOTE: Sub. (1) (intro.) is amended by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text (1) Except as provided in s. 769.706, a support order or income-withholding order of another state or a foreign support order may be registered in this state by sending all of the following records to the appropriate tribunal in this state:
769.602(1)(a) (a) A letter of transmittal to the tribunal requesting registration and enforcement.
769.602(1)(b) (b) Two copies, including one certified copy, of all orders to be registered, including any modification of an order.
769.602(1)(c) (c) A sworn statement by the party seeking registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the amount of any arrearage.
769.602 Note NOTE: Par. (c) is amended by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text (c) A sworn statement by the person requesting registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the amount of any arrearage.
769.602(1)(d) (d) The name of the obligor and any of the following that are known:
769.602(1)(d)1. 1. The obligor's address and social security number.
769.602(1)(d)2. 2. The name and address of the obligor's employer and any other source of income of the obligor.
769.602(1)(d)3. 3. A description and the location of property of the obligor in this state not exempt from execution.
769.602(1)(e) (e) Except as provided in s. 769.312, the name and address of the obligee and, if applicable, the agency or person to whom support payments are to be remitted.
769.602(2) (2) On receipt of a request for registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as a foreign judgment, together with one copy of the documents and information, regardless of their form.
769.602 Note NOTE: Sub. (2) is amended by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text (2) On receipt of a request for registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as an order of another state or a foreign country, together with one copy of the documents and information, regardless of their form.
769.602(3) (3) 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.
769.602(4) (4) If 2 or more orders are in effect, the person requesting registration must do all of the following:
769.602(4)(a) (a) Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every support order that is asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified in this section.
769.602(4)(b) (b) Specify the order that is alleged to be the controlling order, if any.
769.602(4)(c) (c) Specify the amount of the consolidated arrears, if any.
769.602 Note NOTE: Sub. (4) is created by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904.
769.602(5) (5) 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.
769.602 Note NOTE: Sub. (5) is created by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904.
769.602 History History: 1993 a. 326; 2009 a. 321.
769.603 769.603 Effect of registration for enforcement.
769.603(1) (1) A support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of this state.
769.603(2) (2) A registered order issued in another state is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.
769.603(3) (3) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.
769.603 Note NOTE: This section is affected by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text 769.603Effect of registration for enforcement. (1) 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.
Effective date text (2) 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.
Effective date text (3) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.
769.603 History History: 1993 a. 326; 2009 a. 321.
769.604 769.604 Choice of law.
769.604(1)(1) The law of the issuing state governs the nature, extent, amount and duration of current payments and other obligations of support and the payment of arrearages under the order.
769.604(2) (2) In a proceeding for arrearages, the statute of limitations under the laws of this state or of the issuing state, whichever is longer, applies.
769.604 Note NOTE: This section is affected by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text 769.604Choice of law. (1) Except as otherwise provided in sub. (4), the law of the issuing state or foreign country governs all of the following:
Effective date text (a) The nature, extent, amount, and duration of current payments under a registered support order.
Effective date text (b) The computation and payment of arrearages and accrual of interest on the arrearages under the support order.
Effective date text (c) The existence and satisfaction of other obligations under the support order.
Effective date text (2) In a proceeding for arrearages under a registered support order, the statute of limitations under the laws of this state or of the issuing state or foreign country, whichever is longer, applies.
Effective date text (3) A responding tribunal of this state shall apply the procedures and remedies of this state to enforce current support and collect arrearages and interest due on a support order of another state or a foreign country that is registered in this state.
Effective date text (4) After a tribunal of this state or another state determines which is the controlling order and issues an order consolidating arrearages, 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 arrearages, on current and future support, and on consolidated arrearages.
769.604 History History: 1993 a. 326; 2009 a. 321.
769.605 769.605 Notice of registration of order.
769.605(1) (1) Whenever a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered, the registering tribunal shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and relevant information accompanying the order.
769.605(2) (2) The notice must inform the nonregistering party of all of the following:
769.605(2)(a) (a) That a registered order is enforceable as of the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.
769.605(2)(b) (b) That a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order must be requested within 20 days after the date of mailing or personal service of the notice.
769.605(2)(c) (c) That failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged arrearages and precludes further contest of that order with respect to any matter that could have been asserted.
769.605(2)(d) (d) The amount of any alleged arrearages.
769.605(3) (3) Upon registration of an income-withholding order for enforcement, the registering tribunal shall notify the obligor's employer under s. 767.75 (2r).
769.605 Note NOTE: This section is affected by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text 769.605Notice of registration of order. (1) Whenever a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order is registered, the registering tribunal of this state shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and relevant information accompanying the order.
Effective date text (2) The notice must inform the nonregistering party of all of the following:
Effective date text (a) That a registered support order is enforceable as of the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.
Effective date text (b) That a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order must be requested within 20 days after the date of mailing or personal service of the notice unless the registered order is under s. 769.707.
Effective date text (c) That failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged arrearages.
Effective date text (d) The amount of any alleged arrearages.
Effective date text (2m) If the registering party asserts that 2 or more orders are in effect, the notice must also do all of the following:
Effective date text (a) Identify the 2 or more orders and the order alleged by the registering party to be the controlling order and the consolidated arrearages, if any.
Effective date text (b) Notify the nonregistering party of the right to a determination of which is the controlling order.
Effective date text (c) State that the procedures provided in sub. (2) apply to the determination of which is the controlling order.
Effective date text (d) State that failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the order alleged to be the controlling order in a timely manner may result in confirmation that the order is the controlling order.
Effective date text (3) Upon registration of an income-withholding order for enforcement, the support enforcement agency or the registering tribunal shall notify the obligor's employer under s. 767.75 (2r).
769.605 History History: 1993 a. 326; 1997 a. 27; 2005 a. 443 s. 265; 2009 a. 321.
769.606 769.606 Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order.
769.606(1)(1) A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in this state shall request a hearing within 20 days after the date of mailing or personal service of notice of the registration. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages as provided in s. 769.607.
769.606(2) (2) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.
769.606(3) (3) If a nonregistering party requests a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing.
769.606 Note NOTE: This section is affected by 2009 Wis. Act 321 effective the date stated in the notice published in the Wisconsin Administrative Register under s. 769.904 to read:
Effective date text 769.606Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered support order. (1) A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered support order in this state shall request a hearing within the time required by s. 769.605. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order, or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages as provided in s. 769.607.
Effective date text (2) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order in a timely manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.
Effective date text (3) If a nonregistering party requests a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties of the date, time, and place of the hearing.
769.606 History History: 1993 a. 326; 1997 a. 27; 2009 a. 321.
769.607 769.607 Contest of registration or enforcement.
769.607(1) (1) A party contesting the validity or enforcement of a registered order or seeking to vacate the registration has the burden of proving one or more of the following defenses:
769.607(1)(a) (a) That the issuing tribunal lacked personal jurisdiction over the contesting party.
769.607(1)(b) (b) That the order was obtained by fraud.
769.607(1)(c) (c) That the order has been vacated, suspended or modified by a later order.
769.607(1)(d) (d) That the issuing tribunal has stayed the order pending appeal.
769.607(1)(e) (e) That there is a defense under the law of this state to the remedy sought.
769.607(1)(f) (f) That full or partial payment has been made.
769.607(1)(g) (g) That the statute of limitations under s. 769.604 (2) precludes enforcement of some or all of the arrearages.
769.607(2) (2) If a party presents evidence establishing a full or partial defense under sub. (1), a tribunal may stay enforcement of the registered order, continue the proceeding to permit production of additional relevant evidence or issue other appropriate orders. An uncontested portion of the registered order may be enforced by all remedies available under the law of this state.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)