Pursuant to the Arizona Revised Statute 25-504, an employer or payor who fails
without good cause to comply with the terms of an Income Withholding Order is liable
for amounts not paid to the Clerk or Support Payment Clearinghouse pursuant
to the Income Withholding Order and reasonable attorney fees, costs and other expenses
incurred in procuring compliance and may be subject to contempt.
If the employee did not receive a wage during this separation, no withholding
is appropriated although the employee/obligor remains responsible for the payments.
You may wish to seek legal advice from an attorney. The Arizona Revised Statue §25-504
reads that if within 90 days of the last payment, the employer or other payor
re-employs the obligor or becomes obligated to pay the obligor the employer
or payor is again bound by the Income Withholding Order.
You may wish to seek legal advice from an attorney. The Arizona Revised Statute §25-504
reads that an employer or other payor who has received an Income Withholding Order
shall withhold the amount specified in the Income Withholding Order, together with
the handling fee. Arizona Revised Statute §25-510 requires a monthly fee
of $5.00 for the cost of handling support and maintenance payments.
You may wish to seek legal counsel from an attorney for an interpretation of
the court order. Our office cannot interpret the court order.
No later than 14 days after receipt of an Income Withholding Order but you may begin
withholding sooner if a payment to the employee/obligor is due sooner.
If you are the first employer or other payor served with the Ex Parte Income Withholding Order you cannot withhold or deduct amounts until 14 calendar days
following receipt. Any future employer or future payor shall begin withholding
no later than 14 days after receipt but may begin withholding sooner than 14
days if a payment to the employee/obligor is due sooner.
14 days after receipt of a copy of an Administrative Income Withholding Order.
You may combine payments that are mailed to the same address and identify the
ATLAS case numbers, obligors/employee's names and Social Security numbers,
and identify the portion of the remittance that is attributable to each obligor/employee.
The ATLAS case number, obligor/employee's name and Social Security number,
and identify the portion of the remittance that is attributable to each employee/obligor,
and the date the funds were withheld.
P.O. Box 52107
Phoenix, Arizona 85072-2107
If it is a non Arizona Income Withholding Order, you may wish to contact the
State that issued the Income Withholding Order.
Within 2 business days after the obligor/employee is paid or after the payment
to the obligor/employee is due.
The Arizona statutes have been revised and Arizona Revised Statute §25-510
requires a monthly fee of $5.00.
No, the monthly fee is not included in the current support amount. The $5.00
monthly fee may or may not be listed on a separate line, depending on the age
of the Income Withholding Order. However, the monthly fee is due, whether or not
it is listed separately on the Income Withholding Order.
Honor the Income Withholding Order. Arizona Revised Statute §25-504 states
that an Income Withholding Order shall be served on any employer or other payor
by first class mail, electronic transmission or personal delivery or pursuant
to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.
Only if you are the first employer of an Ex Parte Income Withholding Order or you
receive an Administrative Income Withholding Order.
Honor the most recent dated Income Withholding Order.
Honor all Income Withholding Orders.
No. Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute §25-504 an employer or other payor
shall not refuse to hire a person and shall not discharge or otherwise discipline
an obligor because of service of an Income Withholding Order authorized by this
section. Further, when an employer refuses to recognize and/or abide by an
Income Withholding Order, this is in violation of Arizona Revised Statue §25-504,
which states in part, “any employer or payor who fails without good cause
to comply with the Income Withholding Order…is liable for the payments…including
reasonable attorney's fees and costs…including a finding of contempt."
Yes. The Arizona Revised Statute §25-646 reads that an income withholding
order issued in another state may be sent to the person or entity defined as
the obligor's employer and the obligor's employer shall treat an income withholding
order issued in another state, that appears regular on its face, as if it had
been issued by a tribunal of this state.
Please return the Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt form and indicate that
the person named in the Income Withholding Order does not work for your company
as instructed on the notice. You may fax this information to (602) 506-1937.
If you are able to determine that the Obligor named is your employee, honor
the Income Withholding Order. If you are not able to make this determination, indicate
this on the Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt form and return to the Clerk's
A party to the case must file a Request to Adjust/Modify an Income Withholding Order.
If it is a IV-D case, a party should contact DCSE at (602)252-4045, and request
that the Income Withholding Order be modified. You must continue withholding the
amount specified in the Income Withholding Order until further order of the court.
Under state law (section 33-1131, Arizona Revised Statute) no more than one-half
of disposable earnings for any pay period may be taken to satisfy an order
issued for support or spousal maintenance. The amount of disposable earnings
exempt from the Income Withholding Order must be paid when due. Disposable income
means the remaining portion of wages, salary, or compensation for personal
services, including bonuses and commissions, or otherwise, and includes payments
pursuant to a pension or retirement program or a deferred compensation plan,
after deducting from such earnings the amounts required by law to be withheld.
You may withhold and retain an additional $1.00 per payment but not more that
$4.00 per month for each obligor.
You may click here to obtain the Child Support Allocation Worksheet that provides
instructions on how to allocate current child support when the amount available
for withholding is not sufficient to meet the total combined current support
obligations. This worksheet may also be used to compute the support payment
when the payment amount is more than 50% of disposable income.See
Child Support Allocation Worksheet. Form automatically calculates online.
Arizona Revised Statute §25-504 requires an employer or other payor who
has received an Income Withholding Order to transmit the withheld monies to the
Support Payment Clearinghouse within 2 business days after the obligor/employee
is paid or after the payment to the obligor/employee is due.
If payments are returned to the employer/payor because the payments are undeliverable
to the obligee, the payments should be returned to the employee/obligor.
When you receive an Order Stopping/Terminating an Income Withholding Order or if the Order contains a presumptive
In writing, notify the Clerk or Clearinghouse of the termination date of the
obligor along with the ATLAS case number, obligor's Social Security number
and last known address and the name and address of the obligor's new employer
No. There is no rule or statute that requires the employer name to appear on
the Income Withholding Order