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Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Code.

Section YAE.09.16 — Enforcement Of Foreign Judgment

(a) A judgment shall be considered enforceable after it is signed by the judge as a Court Order and twenty (20) days have lapsed and no objection by the payor has been received.

(b) The Court Order shall not allow any modification of the underlying child support order or otherwise change the payment percentage, or other payment amount in the underlying child support order.

(c) The Tribal Child Support Agency shall issue a Federal Notice of Income Withholding and submit the Notice to the employer or other source of income of the payor.

(1) Income withholding orders shall indicate the amounts to withhold and any additional amounts to repay and any arrearages pursuant to the terms of the Order. The employer must submit all amounts withheld to the State Disbursement Unit within five (5) days following the date of withholding from the payor's income.

(2) If the source of income is per capita of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe, the Tribal Child Support Agency shall provide the Treasurer with an income withholding form no later than forty-five (45) days prior to the scheduled release of the per capita payment.

(3) The maximum amounts allowed to be withheld from any source of income shall be no more than fifty percent (50%) of the payor's gross income.

(4) If the employer fails to withhold income in accordance with the terms contained in the Notice of Income Withholding, the employer will be liable for all amounts that should have been withheld from the payor.

(5) An employer may not discharge, refuse to employ or take disciplinary action against a payor based on the issuance of the income withholding notice. Should an employer take such action they will be subject to a contempt finding. A finding of contempt may result in a forfeiture of up to $1,000.00 per act and each day may constitute a separate act.