Chapter 4. Payment To Court-designated Officer; Enforcement By District Attorney of California Family Law Code >> Division 9. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 4.
In any proceeding where a court makes or has made an order
requiring the payment of spousal support, the court may direct that
payment shall be made to the county officer designated by the court
for that purpose. The court may include in its order made pursuant to
this section any service charge imposed under the authority of
Section 279 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(a) In any proceeding where the court has entered an order
pursuant to Section 4350, the court may also refer the matter of
enforcement of the spousal support order to the local child support
agency. The local child support agency may bring those enforcement
proceedings it determines to be appropriate.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), in any case in which the
local child support agency is required to appear on behalf of a
welfare recipient in a proceeding to enforce an order requiring
payment of child support, the local child support agency shall also
enforce any order requiring payment to the welfare recipient of
spousal support that is in arrears.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the
district attorney or the local child support agency from bringing an
action or initiating process to enforce or punish the failure to obey
an order for spousal support under any provision of law that
empowers the district attorney or the local child support agency to
bring an action or initiate a process, whether or not there has been
a referral by the court pursuant to this chapter.
(d) Any notice from the district attorney or the local child
support agency requesting a meeting with the support obligor for any
purpose authorized under this part shall contain a statement advising
the support obligor of his or her right to have an attorney present
at the meeting.
(a) Insofar as expenses of the county officer designated by
the court and expenses of the local child support agency incurred in
the enforcement of an order referred by the court under this chapter
exceed any service charge imposed under Section 279 of the Welfare
and Institutions Code, the expenses are a charge upon the county
where the proceedings are pending.
(b) Fees for service of process in the enforcement of an order
referred by the court under this chapter are a charge upon the county
where the process is served.