REVISED UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 8 of 1952
780.173 Reimbursement of county for cost of enforcing spousal or child support or parenting time order; service fee; computation, payment, and disposition; failure or refusal to pay service fee; contempt.
(1) To reimburse the county for the cost of enforcing a spousal or child support or a parenting time order under this act, the court shall order the payment of a service fee of $2.00 per month, payable semiannually on each January 2 and July 2. The service fee shall be paid by the person ordered to pay the spousal or child support. The fee shall be computed from the beginning date of the spousal or child support order and shall continue while the spousal or child support order is operative. The service fee shall be paid 6 months in advance on each due date, except for the first payment, which shall be paid at the same time the spousal or child support order is filed, and covers the period of time from that month until the next calendar due date. An order or judgment for the payment of temporary or permanent spousal or child support shall provide for the payment of the service fee. Upon its own motion, a court may amend an order or judgment for the payment of temporary or permanent spousal or child support to provide for the payment of the service fee in the amount provided by this subsection, upon proper notice to the person ordered to pay the spousal or child support. The service fees shall be turned over to the county treasurer and credited to the general fund of the county.
(2) The court may hold in contempt a person who fails or refuses to pay a service fee ordered under subsection (1).
History: Add. 1955, Act 161, Imd. Eff. June 7, 1955
Am. 1959, Act 108, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960
Am. 1967, Act 72, Eff. Jan. 1, 1968
Am. 1983, Act 192, Imd. Eff. Nov. 1, 1983
Am. 1999, Act 155, Imd. Eff. Nov. 3, 1999
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