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§50‑31.  Definitions.

As used in this Article,unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1)        "Child supportcase" means the part of any civil or criminal action or proceeding,whether intrastate or interstate, that involves a claim for the establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation.

(2)        "Dispose"or "disposition" of a child support case means the entry of an orderin a child support case that:

a.         Dismisses the claimfor establishment or enforcement of the child support obligation; or

b.         Establishes a childsupport obligation, either temporary or permanent, and directs how thatobligation is to be satisfied; or

c.         Orders a particularchild support enforcement remedy.

(3)        "Expeditedprocess" means a procedure for having child support orders established andenforced by a magistrate or clerk who has been designated as a child supporthearing officer pursuant to this Article.

(4)        "Federalexpedited process requirement" means the provision in Title IV, Part D ofthe Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(2), that requires as a condition ofthe receipt of federal funds that a state have laws that require the use offederally defined expedited processes for obtaining and enforcing child supportorders.

(5)        "Filing"means the date the defendant is served with a pleading that seeks establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation, or the date written notice or apleading is sent to a party seeking establishment or enforcement of a childsupport obligation.

(6)        "Hearingofficer" or "child support hearing officer" means a  clerk orassistant clerk of superior court or a magistrate who has been designatedpursuant to this Article to hear and enter orders in child support cases.

(7)        "Initiatingparty" means the party, the attorney for a party, a child supportenforcement agency established pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the SocialSecurity Act, or the clerk of superior court who initiates an action,proceeding, or procedure as allowed or required by law for the establishment orenforcement of a child support obligation. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c.993, s. 1; 1987, c. 346.)

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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-31

§50‑31.  Definitions.

As used in this Article,unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1)        "Child supportcase" means the part of any civil or criminal action or proceeding,whether intrastate or interstate, that involves a claim for the establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation.

(2)        "Dispose"or "disposition" of a child support case means the entry of an orderin a child support case that:

a.         Dismisses the claimfor establishment or enforcement of the child support obligation; or

b.         Establishes a childsupport obligation, either temporary or permanent, and directs how thatobligation is to be satisfied; or

c.         Orders a particularchild support enforcement remedy.

(3)        "Expeditedprocess" means a procedure for having child support orders established andenforced by a magistrate or clerk who has been designated as a child supporthearing officer pursuant to this Article.

(4)        "Federalexpedited process requirement" means the provision in Title IV, Part D ofthe Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(2), that requires as a condition ofthe receipt of federal funds that a state have laws that require the use offederally defined expedited processes for obtaining and enforcing child supportorders.

(5)        "Filing"means the date the defendant is served with a pleading that seeks establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation, or the date written notice or apleading is sent to a party seeking establishment or enforcement of a childsupport obligation.

(6)        "Hearingofficer" or "child support hearing officer" means a  clerk orassistant clerk of superior court or a magistrate who has been designatedpursuant to this Article to hear and enter orders in child support cases.

(7)        "Initiatingparty" means the party, the attorney for a party, a child supportenforcement agency established pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the SocialSecurity Act, or the clerk of superior court who initiates an action,proceeding, or procedure as allowed or required by law for the establishment orenforcement of a child support obligation. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c.993, s. 1; 1987, c. 346.)


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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-31

§50‑31.  Definitions.

As used in this Article,unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1)        "Child supportcase" means the part of any civil or criminal action or proceeding,whether intrastate or interstate, that involves a claim for the establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation.

(2)        "Dispose"or "disposition" of a child support case means the entry of an orderin a child support case that:

a.         Dismisses the claimfor establishment or enforcement of the child support obligation; or

b.         Establishes a childsupport obligation, either temporary or permanent, and directs how thatobligation is to be satisfied; or

c.         Orders a particularchild support enforcement remedy.

(3)        "Expeditedprocess" means a procedure for having child support orders established andenforced by a magistrate or clerk who has been designated as a child supporthearing officer pursuant to this Article.

(4)        "Federalexpedited process requirement" means the provision in Title IV, Part D ofthe Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(2), that requires as a condition ofthe receipt of federal funds that a state have laws that require the use offederally defined expedited processes for obtaining and enforcing child supportorders.

(5)        "Filing"means the date the defendant is served with a pleading that seeks establishmentor enforcement of a child support obligation, or the date written notice or apleading is sent to a party seeking establishment or enforcement of a childsupport obligation.

(6)        "Hearingofficer" or "child support hearing officer" means a  clerk orassistant clerk of superior court or a magistrate who has been designatedpursuant to this Article to hear and enter orders in child support cases.

(7)        "Initiatingparty" means the party, the attorney for a party, a child supportenforcement agency established pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the SocialSecurity Act, or the clerk of superior court who initiates an action,proceeding, or procedure as allowed or required by law for the establishment orenforcement of a child support obligation. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c.993, s. 1; 1987, c. 346.)

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