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Wyoming State Law

A. General/Program-At-A-Glance

A1. How many local IV-D offices are in your state (excluding agencies with cooperative agreements)?
11 county child support offices for the 23 counties in Wyoming. The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes both located on the Wind River Indian Reservation have their own federally recognized tribal child support programs separate from Wyoming's child support program.
A2. Does your state have statutes that define the attorney-client relationship between the state's attorney and the agency only?
No
A2.1. If yes, what is the statutory citation?
N/A
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A2.2. Did your state have the state's bar counsel issue an opinion setting the attorney-client relationship?
No
A2.3. If yes, please explain.
N/A

B. UIFSA

B1. What is the statutory citation for your state's UIFSA?
W.S. 20-4-139 through 197
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B2. How many copies or sets of documents does your state need for an intergovernmental case referral?
Wyoming only requires one set of certified documents

C. Reciprocity

C1. With which foreign countries does your state have a state level reciprocal agreement for child support enforcement? (Do not include federal foreign reciprocating countries in your answer.)
None
C1.1. Does your state exercise its option to receive Federal Funding Participation (FFP) for enforcement of spousal-only orders for foreign reciprocating countries?
No
C1.2. If yes, please explain.
N/A
C2. Has your state established reciprocity with any Native American tribal courts?
No
C2.1. If yes, list the tribes and identify services provided, if less than full services.
C3. Does your state accept direct applications from parents in non-reciprocating or non-treaty countries? **
Yes
C4. When a Hague Convention country seeks registration of a Convention support order in your state, does your state allow the country to send an abstract (or summary) of the order on the Hague Abstract of a Decision form in lieu of the complete text? (See UIFSA 706 (b) (1).) **
No, a complete copy of the order is needed for registration.

D. Age of Majority

D1. What is the age of majority in your state?
age 18
D2. What is the statutory citation for the age of majority?
W.S. 14-1-101
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D3. If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of state law? Qualify, if necessary.
age 18
D4. Does the date of the order determine the law that is applied?
Yes
D4.1. If yes, please explain.
The age of majority is 19 in orders filed before July 1, 1993.
D5. Does child support end if the child leaves the household, but does not emancipate?
No
D5.1. Optional comments regarding emancipation.
D6. Does your state allow support to be paid beyond the age of majority under any circumstances (for example, the child is handicapped or in college)?
Yes
D6.1. If yes, please explain.
Wyo. Stat. 14-2-204 (a) (i)mentally or physically disabled and thereby incapable of self support or (a) (iii)between the age of majority and 20 years & attending high school or an equivalent program as full-time participants.
D7. Does your state automatically reduce current support owed for remaining children after one of the children in an order reaches the age of majority or otherwise emancipates?
No
D7.1. If yes, please describe the procedure.
No, unless the order is a "per-child" order or the order states otherwise
D8. Does your state accept a application from a party after all of the children on the case have emancipated?
Yes
D8.1 If not, how does this affect interstate referrals?

E. Statute of Limitations

E1. What is your State's statute of limitations for collection of past-due support?
None.
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E2. What is your State's statute of limitations for paternity establishment?
No limitation for a child having no presumed, acknowledged or adjudicated father; however, after a child becomes an adult, the child must initiate the proceeding. For a child with a presumed father, the action must be commenced within a reasonable time after learning relevant facts, but in no event later than 5 years after birth.
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E3. Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?
Yes
E3.1. If yes, please explain the circumstances when it's possible and how long it's possible.
Judgments become dormant at 5 years, if no execution on the judgment, but law allows a judgment to be acted on within 21 years after dormancy for a total of 26 years.
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F. Support Details

F1. What guideline type or method does your state use to calculate child support (for example, Shared Income Model, Percentage of Income Model, Melson Formula)?
Percentage of income of parents.
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F2. Does your state charge interest on arrears?
Yes
F2.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
Wyoming provides for interest to be charged on late child support payments at a rate of 10% penalty on current missed obligation payments. 10% interest is charged on amounts reduced to judgment.
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F3. Does your state charge interest on retroactive support?
Yes
F3.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
10% interest may be charged on amount reduced to judgment.
F4. Does your state charge interest on adjudicated arrears?
Yes
F4.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
10% interest may be charged on amount reduced to judgment.
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F5. Will your state enforce a medical debt for 50 percent of the uninsured portion?
Yes
F5.1. If yes, under what circumstances?
Wyoming can only enforce medical debt once it has been reduced to judgment.
F6. Does your state elect to recover costs or charge fees in your IV-D state plan?
No
F6.1. If yes, what costs are recovered from or fees charged to the obligee?
F6.2. If yes, what costs are recovered from or fees charged to the obligor?
F7. Does your state recover costs on behalf of the initiating state?
No
F7.1. Optional comments regarding recovery of initiating state's fees.
F8. What is the statutory citation for your state's long-arm statute to establish or enforce child support?
W.S. 20-4-142
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F9. Does your state establish, enforce, or modify spousal maintenance orders?
Yes
F9.1. If yes, under what circumstances?
Wyoming will enforce a spousal support order if it is included with a current child support order. Once the child support order has ended, Wyoming will not enforce a current spousal support or spousal support arrears owed. Wyoming will not establish or modify a spousal support order.
F10. Does your state require the initiating state to include information about the new spouse or partner upon a request for establishment or modification? (See General Testimony, AT-11-07)
No, only legal parents financially responsible for the child would be required to submit financial information
F10.1. Optional comments regarding required information on spouse or partner.
F11. How does your state impose and collect the mandatory annual fee applicable to IV-D cases for people who never received IV-A assistance?
The fee is retained from the support collected by the CP after the first $550.00 has been distributed to the CP in the federal fiscal year.
F11.1. Does your state collect the fee by retaining the support collected on behalf of the person but not the first $500?
Yes
F11.2 Does your state collect the fee from the person applying for IV-D services?
No
F11.3. Does your state collect the fee from the absent parent?
Yes
F11.4. Does your state pay the fee out of its own funds?
No
F12. When did your state implement the required Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) limited-assignment provision?
October 2009
F13. Will your state pass through (and disregard for TANF eligibility purposes) the excepted portion to families in current assistance cases?
No
F14. Does your state participate in the pass-through in former assistance cases?
No
F14.1. If yes, provide the date.
F15. Will your state discontinue eligible assignments under the DRA of 2005?
No
F15.1. If yes, list the eligible assignments your state would discontinue.
F15.2. When will your state discontinue each type of assignment?
F16. Does your state follow PRWORA or DRA distribution ordering rules in former assistance cases?
PRWORA
F17. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is receiving TANF with a different payee?
W.S. 20-2-312: Upon proof of affidavit being filed with the clerk of court, child support shall be redirected to the person or agency who has the care and control of the child
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F17.1. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is receiving Medicaid only with a different payee?
W.S. 20-2-312: Upon proof of affidavit being filed with the clerk of court, child support shall be redirected to the person or agency who has the care and control of the child
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F17.2. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is with a different payee and not receiving TANF or Medicaid only?
W.S. 20-2-312: Upon proof of affidavit being filed with the clerk of court, child support shall be redirected to the person or agency who has the care and control of the child
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F17.3. How does your state collect the $25.00 annual fee on never-TANF cases?
From custodial parent's distributions after $550.00 has been collected in the calendar year.
F18. Will your state recover costs from a U.S. resident non-custodial parent in foreign reciprocating or treaty cases? **
No
F18.1 If yes, describe all costs arising in practice (for example, court costs or legal fees). **
F19. Does your state send CSENet transactions to request interest information?(MSC R GRINT)
Yes
F20. Does your state send CSENet transactions to provide another state with interest and arrears information? (MSC P GSTAI)
Yes

G. Income Withholding

G1. What specific source of income is not subject to withholding?
All income types can be withheld except for means-tested income
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G2. Does your state have any limits on income withholding in addition to the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) limits?
Yes
G2.1. If yes, what are those limits?
Not less than 35% nor more than 65% of gross income after deducting federal taxes. Wyoming follows 15 U.S.C. 1673.
G3. What is the allowable fee per pay period employers may charge for processing income withholding payments?
Not more than $5 for each withholding payment.
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G4. After receiving an income withholding order or notice, what is the date by which the employer is required to implement income withholding?
First pay period after receipt.
G5. What is the date by which an employer must remit amounts withheld from an employee's pay?
7 days after the employee is paid.
G6. What are your state's procedures for sanctioning employers for not implementing income withholding?
Before the court imposes a civil penalty, the payor accused of a violation shall be notified, in writing, of the specific nature of the alleged violation and the time and place, at least ten(10) days from the date of the notice, when a hearing of the matter shall be held. After hearing or upon failure of the accused to appear at the hearing, the court shall determine the amount of the civil penalty to be imposed in accordance with the limitation in this section..
G7. What is the penalty to an employer for failure to remit payments withheld?
Liable for any amount up to the total amount that should have been withheld.
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G8. Does your state allow direct income withholding of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits across state lines?
No
G8.1. Explain your process for receiving direct withholding orders across state lines.

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G8.2. What documents are required to intercept UI benefits?
A limited services request to withhold for unemployment benefits only or a full UIFSA request for enforcement and withholding for unemployment benefits
G9. Does your state allow direct income withholding of workers' compensation (WC) benefits across state lines?
Yes
G9.1. Optional comments regarding direct withholding of WC benefits across state lines.
Withholding orders should be sent to: Wyoming Worker's Compensation Division 1510 E Pershing Blvd Cheyenne WY 82001 Phone: 307-777-7159
G10. How does an obligor contest income withholding in your state?
Within twenty (20) days from the date of service of the notice of delinquency the obligor may file with the clerk a petition to stay service of the income withholding order. Grounds for disputes are limited to: amount of current support or arrearage; or identity of alleged obligor named
G11. When the obligor has more than one claim for child support against his or her income, what is your state's priority scheme for income-withholding orders? For example, the employer should allocate the available amount for withholding equally among all orders or prorate available amount across orders.
Wyoming prorates distribution across cases based upon a ratio of income withheld to amount of current support obligation.
G11.1. If an employer in your state receives more than one income withholding order for child support from other states, can the employer request your assistance?
Yes
G11.2. If assistance is not available, explain how employers should proceed. Provide a citation for the state law that governs how they should proceed.
n/a
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G12. Does your state require any mandatory deductions, such as union dues or medical insurance premiums, to arrive at net pay from gross pay when calculating disposable income for child support purposes?
Yes,personal income taxes, social security, Medicare deductions, cost of dependent health care coverage for all dependent children and mandatory pension deductions.
G13. When does your state require the employer to send notice of an employee's termination?
Within thirty (30) days after the obligor's employment terminates or the obligor ceases to receive income from the payor; the payor shall give written notice thereof to the clerk.
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G14. How long should an employer retain the income withholding orders (IWO) after terminating an employee, in anticipation of reinstating the withholding should the employee be rehired?
Until further notice from the Clerk of District Court through a suspension notice or termination notice.
G15. Does your state charge any fees to the obligor that the employer must withhold and remit to the state?
No
G16. Does your state offer an alternate web-based payment mechanism in addition to paper and EFT/EDI?
No
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G17. Can another state send a direct income withholding order to any of the following in your state: employer, financial institution (explain which institutions), bureau of workers' compensation, or other income payer?
Yes
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G18. If there is insufficient income for an employer to withhold for both the total amount of child support and medical support, describe your state's prioritization between child support and medical support.
Child Support first, then Medical Support.
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G19. If your state has more than one state or jurisdiction requesting to collect support for the same obligor/obligee combination under the same court order for the same children, (for example where current support goes to the CP and other states have claims for past periods based on payment of TANF), what is your state's procedure for distributing payments among these arrears claims?
CP arrears are paid first, then arrears owed for past public assistance, and then any arrears owed on Responding intergovernmental cases
G20. If your practice for distribution of payments between cases is directed by state law or rule, what is the citation?
Wyoming distributes payment based on the Federal Distribution rules
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G21. Does your state's law require a signature on the income withholding order?
Yes

H. Paternity

H1. When your state enters an order establishing paternity, do you also address issues of custody and visitation?
No
H1.1. If yes, please explain.
H2. What is the percentage of probability for genetic testing that creates a rebuttable or conclusive presumption of paternity?
99%
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H3. Optional comments regarding legislation that makes paternity acknowledgments conclusive.

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H4. What is the effective date of the state law that makes paternity acknowledgments conclusive?
07/01/2003
H4.1. Were acknowledgments prior to that effective date rebuttable?
Yes
H4.2. Optional comments regarding paternity acknowledgments prior to that date.

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H5. Does marriage constitute a rebuttable presumption of paternity?
Yes
H5.1. If yes, how is the presumption rebutted?
A presumption of paternity established may be rebutted only by an adjudication
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H6. If the father's name is on the birth certificate and paternity has not been established by any other means, does this mean conclusive determination of paternity?
No
H6.1. If no, briefly explain.
Paternity is only conclusive through presumption, adjudication or acknowledgment.
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H7. What is the effective date of the state law that makes a father's name on the birth certificate a conclusive determination of paternity?
7/1/95
H8. Does your state have any other paternity-related presumptions?
No
H8.1. If yes, briefly explain.
H9. Does your state have a putative fathers' registry?
Yes
H9.1. If yes, what is the name of that entity?
Wyoming Putative Father Registry
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H10. Are there any fees for requesting searches, paternity documents and data from your state's bureau of vital statistics?
Yes
H10.1. If yes, please describe any circumstances under which these fees may be waived.
If request is made directly to Vital Statistics Services however there is no fee if requested through Wyoming Child Support Program
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H11. Is common-law marriage recognized in your state?
No
H11.1. If yes, briefly describe the standard that defines common-law marriage.
H11.2. When did your current common-law standard go into effect?
H11.3. If there was a common-law standard in effect prior to your current standard, what was that standard and when did it go into effect?

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H12. When the custodial party and/or other witnesses are not able to appear in person for paternity hearings, what methods of testimony are acceptable; for example, written, videotape, and teleconferencing?
teleconferencing
H13. Give the statutory citation for your state's long-arm statute and list any special provisions.
Wyoming Statute 14-2-804 & 20-4-142
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H14. Does your state recover genetic testing costs for another state?
No
H14.1. If yes, please explain.
H15. List any documents required to get the father's name on the birth certificate. For example, is an acknowledgment of paternity needed?
Certified court order of paternity or certified acknowledgement of parentage/paternity
H16. If there is more than one child with the same custodial party and the same alleged father, should one set of documents be sent to your state (with a paternity affidavit for each child) or should a separate packet be sent for each child?
Wyoming requires only one set of documents with an affidavit of parentage for each child

I. Support Order Establishment

I1. Does your state use an administrative, judicial, or a combined process to establish a support obligation?
Judicial
I1.1. If your state can establish under both, under what circumstances would the administrative process be used?
I1.2. Under what circumstances would a judicial process would be used?
I1.3. If your state uses an administrative process, provide the statutory citations for your state's administrative procedures.

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I2. In setting support under your state's guidelines, whose income is considered in addition to the noncustodial (NCP's) (for example, new spouses or children)?
Custodial parent's income.
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I3. What criteria for rebutting your presumptive guidelines have been established in your state?
A court may deviate from the presumptive child support established by W.S. 20-2-304 upon a specific finding that the application of the presumptive child support would be unjust or inappropriate in that particular case.
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I4. Will your state establish support orders for prior periods?
Yes
I4.1. If yes, for what prior periods (for example, birth of the child, date of separation, prenatal expenses, 5 years retroactive)?
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I4.3. Will your state allow a petition for support when the only issue is retroactive support?
No
I4.4. If there are limitations upon your state's ability to establish support for prior periods, specify those limitations.
Retro support will only be addressed up to application date or if child is less then 1 year old, to date of birth
I5. What actions can your state perform using the administrative process? For example, does your state use an administrative process for paternity, establishment, modification, and the enforcement of child support?
Some enforcement remedies are administrative
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I6. What is your state's statutory authority for the administrative process?

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I7. Is there a local state law that allows an interstate administrative subpoena?
No.
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I8. Does your state require that a custodial party receiving public assistance, who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before establishing an order for support for that child?
No.
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I9. Does your state require that a custodial party who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before establishing an order for support for that child when public assistance is not being expended?
No.
I10. Does your state require that a custodial party, who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before enforcing an order for support that was issued to the biological parents as the parties for non-public assistance cases?
No.
I11. When your state has issued an order that reserves support and now child support should now be ordered, should the other state request an establishment or a modification?
An Establishment Action.
I12. When there is an existing support order between the parents of a child, and the child's residence changes from one parent to the other, does your state require that the new custodian obtain legal custody before a support order is modified or established?
Yes
I13. When there is an existing support order between the parents of a child, and the child's residence changes from one parent to the other, does your state require that the new custodian obtain legal custody before support can be redirected to the new payee?
Yes
I14. What methods of personal service does your state use? **
Personal service by process server or local Sheriffs office
I15. Does your state send and receive pleadings and documents electronically in international cases? **
No
I15.1 If yes, specify the types of pleadings and documents your state can send and receive electronically. **
I16. When establishing a child support order, what can be included as add-ons to the child support guideline amount? **
Age of the child; cost of necessary child day care; any special health care and educational needs of the child; responsibility of either parent for support of other children, whether court ordered or otherwise; value of services contributed by either parent; any expenses reasonably related to mothers pregnancy and confinement for that child; cost of transportation of the child to and from visitation; ability of either or both parents to furnish health, dental and vision insurance through an employer; amount of time child spends with each parent; any other necessary expenses for the benefit of the child
I17. Please provide the relevant statutory or case law citation. **
W.S. 20-2-307
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I18. Does your state encourage amicable solutions between parents in order to promote voluntary payment of support, such as the use of mediation, conciliation, or similar consent processes? **
No
I18.1 If yes, indicate the appropriate responses. **

J. Support Enforcement

J1. Indicate whether your state has the following enforcement remedies available. Also indicate what procedures are available (i.e., judicial, administrative, or both).
J1.1. Are your state income tax refund procedures judicial, administrative, or both?
Wyoming does not have a State Income Tax.
J2. Is the lien process in your state judicial, administrative, or both?
Both; liens are an administrative process and Writs of Garnishments are a judicial process
J2.1. What are the trigger criteria for filing a lien?
Arrearage equal to 3 months of current support
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J2.2. Where are your state liens filed?
UCC liens filed with the Secretary of State.
J2.3. Does your state charge a fee for filing a lien?
Yes
J2.4. If yes, please indicate the amount.
$30.00 for 2 pages or less, $60.00 for more then 2 pages
J.3. Does your state enforce property seizure and sale?
Yes
J3.1. Are the property seizure and sale procedures judicial, administrative, or both?
Judicial
J4. Are the MSFIDM freeze and seize procedures in your state judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J4.1. When must an NCP receive notice that a MSFIDM freeze and seize action is an enforcement remedy and may be used by the state to collect delinquent child support?
NCP is mailed notice 10 days after lien & levy is mailed to financial institution
J4.2. Does your state's income withholding definition include amounts in financial institutions?
no
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J4.3. Does your state require a new notice to be sent when intent to freeze and seize is sent?
No
J4.3.1 If yes, who notifies the NCP, the state or the financial institution?
J5. What are the time frames if a new notice of intent to freeze and seize must be sent?
No time frames required.
J5.1. What are the criteria that must be met to deem an obligor eligible for freeze and seize action in your state?
Arrearage equal to 3 months of current support
J5.2. What is the minimum delinquent dollar amount that makes an obligor eligible for asset seizure?
Arrearage equal to 3 months of current support or up to attorney discretion if less then.
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J5.3. Is there a specified amount of time of delinquency required prior to proceeding with freeze and seize?
Yes
J5.3.1. If yes, please provide the time frame.
If a new child support order, must be in place at least six months.
J5.4. Are only a certain percentage of the obligor's financial assets eligible for freeze and seize?
No
J5.4.1. If yes, provide the percentage.
J5.4.2. Is the percentage different for joint accounts?
No
J5.4.3. If yes, describe.
J5.5. Does your state require a minimum amount of money in a financial account for the funds to be eligible for freeze and seize action? If so, provide the amount.
No
J5.6. Who is responsible for applying the minimum amount, your state or the financial institution?
J5.7. How long does the obligor or other account holders have to contact your state child support enforcement agency or court to challenge the Freeze and Seize action?
20 business days from the date of the notice to contact the child support office.
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J5.8. If state law or policy allows for a second contest to a freeze and seize action, how long does the obligor or joint account holder have to contact your child support agency or court to challenge the freeze and seize action?
J5.9. On what basis can an obligor and/or other account holder challenge a Freeze and Seize action?
Wrong account or wrong person.
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J5.10. Is your state's complaint review process judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J5.11. What are your state's penalties for incorrect seizures?
None
J5.12. Is the second challenge administrative, judicial, or both?
J5.13. What is your state's appeal time frame, unique appeal requirements and recourse for non-debtor accounts?
J5.14. Is the freeze and seize operation in your state centralized or automated?
Automated for identifying accounts & assets and attaching to obligors on our system. All other actions in freeze and seize are handled by the caseworker.
J5.15. Are there additional freeze and seize requirements or limitations not otherwise noted in this profile?
No
J5.16. Does your state have procedures to liquidate non-liquid assets (for example, stocks, bonds, etc)?
No
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J5.17. Does your state law or policies instruct the financial institution or state to hold the frozen assets during the challenge or appeal time frame or freeze period?
No, however Wyoming State policy instructs the SDU to hold the frozen assets for 20 days.
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J5.18. How long does the financial institution have to send the obligor's assets to your child support enforcement agency?
No time frame.
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J6. Does your state withhold state funds or benefits?
Yes
J6.1. If yes, is the method of withholding state benefits judicial, administrative or both?
Judicial
J7. Describe any other administrative enforcement procedures your state may have.
Driver's License suspension, Wyoming State Lottery
J8. Describe any other judicial enforcement procedures your state may have.
Driver's License suspension, Game & Fish License suspension
J9. If your State has established specific procedures for registering administrative liens, what are the procedures that another State must follow?

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J10. Which of your state's enforcement remedies are available without judicial actions?
Income Withholding, Freeze & Seize, Driver's License Suspension.
J11. Describe your state's procedures for registering and enforcing another state's order.
Upon local Child Support Office receiving case, all documents will be reviewed and if appropriate that office will file Notice of Registration of Foreign Support Order which will then be served on the obligor. Obligor has 20 days to contest registration by filing an answer directly with Clerk of Court. If not contested order is registered in Wyoming and can be enforced.
J12. Describe additional judicial procedures required after registration, if any, to enforce a support order.
No
J13. Has your state adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (UEFJA)?
Yes
J13.1. If yes, provide the statutory citation.
Wyoming Statute 1-17-701
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J14. What are your state's criteria for reporting an obligor's child support information to credit bureaus?
At least $1,000 owed in past due support & notice of reporting going to NCP at least 30 days prior
J15. To which credit bureaus does your state report an obligor's child support information?
Experian
J16. Is the method for credit bureau reporting judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J17. These questions describe state procedures for Automated Administrative Enforcement in Interstate Cases (AEI). Refer to OCSE-AT-08-06 for additional information about AEI.
J18. What data matches with financial institutions and other entities (and the seizure of such assets) are available through AEI in your state? Examples may include liens and levies, MSFIDM, FIDM, state benefits (lump sum), state lottery, state income tax, etc.
All AEI enforcement tools, state benefits & state lottery intercept
J19. What documentation does your state require to proceed with an AEI request?
Certified arrears balance greater then $1,000
J20. What mandatory data elements does your state need to process AEI requests?
Name, date of birth and social security number
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J21. Which additional data elements would aid your state in processing AEI requests?
Address, payment history, any information on assets or accounts listed in Wyoming.
J22. How many copies/sets of documents does your state require with an AEI request?
one copy
J23. What are the criteria that must be met to deem an obligor eligible for any AEI matches available in the state, aside from liens/levies and MSFIDM?
Arrears greater then $1,000
J24. Does your state's law require financial institutions doing business in your state to accept freeze and seize actions directly from other states?
No
J24.1. If no, then describe the process for a freeze and seize action from another child support agency (for example, Transmittal #1 or Transmittal #3), and list the additional documentation required.
Most banks doing business in Wyoming will accept direct freeze and seize. If the bank does not, a Transmittal #3 request for limited services case with certified copy of the child support order, payment history & information on account/asset.
J25. What is the procedure for obtaining a certified copy of a court order?
Certified orders can be requested directly from Clerk of Court if county that issued order is known, requested from the county Child Support program or through the Wyoming Central Registry.
J26. What is the procedure for obtaining a certified payment record?
Certified orders can be requested directly from Clerk of Court if county that issued order is known, requested from the county Child Support program or through the Wyoming Central Registry.
J27. Is there a cost for requesting a certified copy of a court order or payment record?
No cost if requested through the Child Support Program.
J28. What are your state's policies and practices for driver's license revocation for nonpayment of support and reinstatement, especially for low income parents or a hardship exemption?
The person whose license or driving privilege is affected may file a request for a hearing in the district court in the county where the child support order was issued within 60 days of service of Notice of Intent to Suspend. NCP also has the option to request limited driving privileges from District court or Dept of Transportation for 120 days.
J29. What triggers a driver's license revocation?
If the obligor owes more than $2,500.00 in unpaid child support and the obligor has not made a full monthly child support payment either voluntarily or through income withholding for a period of at least ninety (90) consecutive days prior to the determination
J29.1 Is there a threshold arrears amount that serves as the basis to revoke or suspend a driver's license?
Yes
J29.2 If yes, what is the amount?
$2,500.00
J30. Under what conditions may a noncustodial party restore the driver's license?
After the obligor has paid his child support arrearages in full or has entered into a payment plan with the Child Support Program.
J30.1 What is the process for restoring a driver's license?
The Child Support Program immediately notifies the Transportation Department to return the obligor's driver's license after which the obligor must pay the $5.00 reinstatement fee to Dept of Transportation.
J31. Does your state allow temporary or conditional driver's licenses?
Yes
J31.1 If yes, what are the conditions?
By order of the District Court or the Department of Transportation for a period not to exceed 120 days.
J32. Describe any innovations or special practices your state uses regarding driver's license revocation and reinstatement.
Wyoming sends the Notice of Ability to Suspend letter first to encourage obligor to enter into a payment plan before license is suspended.
J33. When your state is the initiating state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for federal administrative offset?
Yes
J33.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for administrative offset?
Yes
J33.2 What is the dollar amount?
$150.00 for TANF case and $500.00 for Non-TANF cases.
J35. When your state is the initiating state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for insurance match?
Yes
J35.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for insurance match?
Yes
J36. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for federal administrative offset?
No
J36.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for federal administrative offset?
J36.2 What is the dollar amount?
J38. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for insurance match?
No
J38.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for insurance match?
J38.2 What is the dollar amount?
J39. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for passport denial?
No
J40. Does your state give the NCP credit for Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) benefits received directly by the CP?
NCP can obtain credit for RSDI that children receive directly through the modification process

K. Modification and Review/Adjustment

K1. How frequently does your state conduct order reviews in IV-D cases (for example, every year, every three years)?
Right to Review notices sent every 36 months. CP or NCP can request a review 6 months after the last request or last order filed.
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K2. Briefly describe your state's modification procedure.
Upon request of the CP or NCP and automatically in TANF cases every 36 months.
K3. What are your criteria for modification (for example, $50 or 20% from present order)?
20% from current order
K4. Which of the following criteria for demonstrating a change in circumstances apply for modifying an order?
K4.1. The earnings of the obligor have substantially increased or decreased.
Yes
K4.2. The earnings of the obligee have substantially increased or decreased.
Yes
K4.3. The needs of a party or the child(ren) have substantially increased or decreased.
Yes
K4.4. The cost of living as measured by the Federal Bureau of Vital Statistics has changed.
Yes
K4.5. The child(ren) has extraordinary medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Yes
K4.6. There has been a substantial change in childcare expenses.
Yes
K4.7. What other criteria does your state use for demonstrating a change in circumstances for modifying an order?
K5. Does your state have cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for orders?
No
K5.1. If yes, what index does your state use?
K6. How does your state credit SSA disability to current and past-due support?
Through modification process, will provide credit for SSA amount child received directly from parent.
K7. Does your state abate support? For example, when the child is not living with the CP for more than 30 days and there has not been a change in custody or when the NCP is in prison, etc.
No
K7.1. If yes, explain the circumstances?
Abatements only in orders prior to 2018.
K7.2. What is the statutory citation for your abatement law?
Child support shall abate by one-half (1/2) of the daily support obligation for each day the noncustodial parent has physical custody of the child for whom support is due, provided that the noncustodial parent has custody of the child for fifteen (15) or more consecutive days.
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K7.3. What documents does your state require for each type of referral other than UIFSA referrals? For example, pay records and certifications for TANF, etc.
Request must be from CP or NCP on case. Can be provided to other parties if CP/NCP sign a release of information.
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K7.4. What information does your state need to obtain copies of paternity acknowledgements/affidavits and birth records, including where to make requests and the cost of processing the requests.
Transmittal#3 request with child's full name, date of birth and place of birth(if known. If request is from a child support office, request can be made to the Wyoming Central Registry. Requests directly from CP or NCP to go directly to Wyoming Vital Records.
K8. What information does your state require to register an out-of-state order for enforcement/modification?
Vital Statistics Services 2300 Capital Avenue 1st Fl Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-7591
K9. When a child reaches the age of emancipation and arrears are owed on the order, and there is no established payment on arrears, does your state statute allow collection to continue at the same rate as current support?
Yes
K9.1. When a child reaches the age of emancipation and arrears are owed on the order, and there is an established payment on arrears, does your state statute allow collection to continue at the same rate as current support, current support plus arrears, or the arrears payment amount only?
Generally arrears will be collected at arrears payment amount but local child support office might adjust based on how much is owed vs arrears payment amount
K10. What circumstances will cause your state to end child support before the normal duration? **
Emancipation, marriage, adoption, death of child, military service, change of custody

L. Payments

L1. Does your state define a lump sum payment?
No
L1.1 If yes, give your state's definition. (Be specific, for example, severance pay, incentives, relocation lump sum payments, etc.).
L1.2 Provide the statutory citation.

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L2. Does your state law require employers to report lump sum payments?
No
L2.1 If yes, give the statutory citation or rule.

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L3. Are employers required to report lump sum payments for all income-withholding orders (including cases with no arrears)?
Yes
L3.1 If yes, what is the threshold amount at which a lump sum payment must be reported?
No threshold amount set
L4. How are employers instructed to report a pending lump sum?
Instructions provided on order/Notice to Withhold Income
L5. What is the timeframe within which the child support enforcement agency must respond to the employer with instructions for attaching the lump sum?
No timeframes set.
L6. Does your state use the income-withholding order to attach the lump sum payment?
Yes
L7. Does your state use the lien/levy process to attach lump sum payments?
Yes
L7.1. If yes, what is the name of the document your state uses to attach non-wage lump sum payments?
Notice of Interstate Lien/Levy or Writ of Garnishments for in-state institutions
L8. What other documents does your state use to attach lump sum payments?
None
L9. If the lump sum payment is considered earnings as defined by the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), does your state have higher limits on withholding than the CCPA limit?
no
L9.1. If yes, what are those limits?
L9.2. If the lump sum is not considered to be earnings as defined by the CCPA, does your state limit the withholding/attachment?
no
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L9.3. If yes, what are those limits?
L9.4. If no, what percentage is the employer required to withhold?
Not less than 35% or more than 65% of net income.
L10. If an employer pays the lump sum in addition to regular wages in a single payment, would the CCPA limits apply?
No
L10.1 If yes, would the employer only withhold for that period's obligation?
L11. Does your state have a direct deposit program?
Yes
L11.1 If so, specify the vendor.
US Bank
L12. Does your state have a debit card program?
Yes, Way2go card
L12.1 If so, specify the vendor.
Conduent
L13. Is the debit card used for any other state government programs (TANF, SNAP, etc.)?
No
L13.1 If so, are there fees involved?
L14. What are the fees associated with using the card?
There are no monthly fees for managing your funds. But, fees may apply to many services including ATM cash withdrawals or card replacements.
L15. How does your state collect child support payments from an obligor? **
income withholding, cash payments at SDU or some Clerks of Courts, check, electronic checks, money orders, credit cards (we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express), ChildSupportBillPay, PayNearMe, ExpertPay. For more information on how to use these options and fees please go to: https://childsupport.wyo.gov/
L16. How does your state disburse child support payments to foreign reciprocating and treaty countries when your state is the responding state in a case? **
By check
L17. What actions does your state take to reduce the costs and fees associated with international payment processing? **
Wyoming does not have a large international, no specific actions in place at this time.
L18. Does your state process electronic payments in international cases? **
No
L18.1 If so, describe the process. **
L19. What is your state's International Bank Account Number (IBAN)? **
We do not have an international bank account number

M. Insurance Match

M1. Note: The Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) limits may apply to any insurance payments issued as an income loss replacement.

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M1.1. Additional information on the CCPA.

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M2. Does your state have legislation that requires insurance companies doing business in your state to provide, exchange, or look up information with or for your state IV-D agency to determine whether a claimant owes past-due child support?
No
M2.1. If yes, provide the statutory citation

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M2.1.2. What information is an insurer required to provide, exchange, or look up with your state's IV-D agency?

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M2.2. How long before making a payment to a claimant must an insurer provide information to the agency?
M2.3. What criteria must an obligor meet to be eligible for your state's insurance match, exchange, look up, or intercept program? For example, is the law limited to specific claimants (such as policyholder, beneficiary or joint policyholder), types of claims (such as life, property/casualty, or workers' compensation), or specific policies (such as annuities, short term/long term disability)?
Obligor must be policyholder, beneficiary or joint policyholder.
M2.4. Must the obligor meet a monetary threshold (dollar amount or percentage of payment) to be eligible for your state's insurance match program?
No
M2.5. What does the law require an insurer to do to determine whether a claimant owes past-due child support (for example, log into a secure web application and enter identifying information about the claimant)?
No requirements
M2.6. Does your state law provide an alternative method or measure that an insurer may use to determine whether the claimant owes past-due child support (for example, participation in the OCSE Insurance Match Program satisfies the requirement)?
No
M2.7. Does your state law establish a penalty for an insurer that fails to comply with the requirement for determining whether a claimant owes past-due child support? If so, provide the statutory citation.
No
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M2.8. Does your state law protect an insurer from liability for acting in accordance with the insurance match law?
No
M3. If there is no law, are insurers required to respond to subpoenas or requests for information and liens/levies or IWOs?
No
M3.1. Provide the statutory citation.

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M4. What forms does your state use to intercept insurance payments, settlements, or awards (such as IWO, Notice of Lien/Levy)?
Income Withholding or Notice of Interstate Lien & Levy packet.
M5. Who is required notify the NCP of the insurance intercept activity: the child support enforcement agency, the insurance agency, or both?
Child Support Program
M5.1. Provide your statutory citation for notifying an NCP of insurance intercept.
There is no statutory requirement, but state policy is that the child support agency does notify the NCP
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M5.2. Once notified, is there an appeal period for the obligor and what is its length? Give the statutory citation.
Yes, 20 days if in state and 30 days if NCP resides out of state
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M6. Are there attorney fees associated with the insurance intercept activity?
No
M7. How does another state initiate and intercept collections from your state workers' compensation agency?
Direct IWO
M7.1. What is the process, the points of contact, and what forms?
Withholding orders should be sent to: Wyoming Worker's Compensation Division 1510 E Pershing Blvd Cheyenne WY 82001

N. Case Closure

N1. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to let the responding state know its intergovernmental services are no longer needed? (MSC P GSC15)
Yes
N2. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the initiating state that its case is closed based on one of the following reasons: (MSC P GSC16) (a)Initiating state failure to take an action essential for the next steps? (b)The initiating state requested the responding state to close the case?
Yes
N3. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the responding state that it must stop any income withholding orders or notices and close the intergovernmental case? MSC P GSC17)
Yes
N4. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the initiating state that per its request the case is closed and your state has stopped its income withholding order? (MSC P GSC18)
Yes