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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 880. Child Support Enforcement Program
3/31/2020

22VAC40-880-190. Administrative Establishment of a Child Support Obligation.

A. The department shall use the administrative support order to establish a temporary child support obligation when judicial determinations of support are pending due to custody and visitation issues.

B. Within 90 calendar days of locating the putative father or noncustodial parent, the department shall either establish an administrative child support order or petition the court and complete service of process on the putative father or noncustodial parent to establish a child support obligation, or shall diligently attempt to complete the service of process necessary for an obligation to be ordered.

C. When a court dismisses a petition for a support order without prejudice or an administrative hearing officer overrules an administrative support action, the department shall examine the reasons for the dismissal or overruling to determine when or if further action is appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 651 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-70-17 § 4.3, eff. February 28, 1990; amended, Volume 06, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 04, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 08, Issue 19, eff. July 15, 1992; Volume 18, Issue 14, eff. April 24, 2002; Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. February 12, 2015.

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