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RULE 24

RULE 24
AUTOMATIC ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT AND PERIODIC ALIMONY

(a) Determination of Arrearage. Clerks of court shall review all child support and periodic alimony accounts paid through the clerk of court. This review shall be conducted at least once a month. An account shall be considered in arrears if a scheduled payment has not been received when review is made and at least five working days have passed.

(b) Rule to Show Cause and Affidavit. Whenever an account is in arrears, the clerk of court shall issue a rule to show cause and an affidavit identifying the order of the court which requires such payments to be made and the amount of the arrearage, directing the party in arrears to appear in court at a specific time and date. This rule shall have the same force and effect as a rule to show cause issued by a judge.