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Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 454

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  454.490.  Orders entered by director, docketing of, effect. — 1.  A true copy of any order entered by the director pursuant to sections 454.460 to 454.997*, along with a true copy of the return of service, may be filed with the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the judgment of dissolution or paternity has been entered, or if no such judgment was entered, in the county where either the parent or the dependent child resides or where the support order was filed.  Upon filing, the clerk shall enter the order in the judgment docket.  Upon docketing, the order shall have all the force, effect, and attributes of a docketed order or decree of the circuit court, including, but not limited to, lien effect and enforceability by supplementary proceedings, contempt of court, execution and garnishment.  Any administrative order or decision of the family support division filed in the office of the circuit clerk of the court shall not be required to be signed by an attorney, as provided by supreme court rule of civil procedures 55.03(a), or required to have any further pleading other than the director's order.

  2.  In addition to any other provision to enforce an order docketed pursuant to this section or any other support order of the court, the court may, upon petition by the division, require that an obligor who owes past due support to pay support in accordance with a plan approved by the court, or if the obligor is subject to such plan and is not incapacitated, the court may require the obligor to participate in work activities.

  3.  In addition to any other provision to enforce an order docketed pursuant to this section or any other support order of the court, division or other IV-D agency, the director may order that an obligor who owes past due support to pay support in accordance with a plan approved by the director, or if the obligor is subject to such plan and is not incapacitated, the director may order the obligor to participate in work activities.  The order of the director shall be filed with a court pursuant to subsection 1 of this section and shall be enforceable as an order of the court.

  4.  As used in this section, "work activities" include:

  (1)  Unsubsidized employment;

  (2)  Subsidized private sector employment;

  (3)  Subsidized public sector employment;

  (4)  Work experience (including work associated with the refurbishing of publicly assisted housing) if sufficient private sector employment is not available;

  (5)  On-the-job training;

  (6)  Job search and readiness assistance;

  (7)  Community services programs;

  (8)  Vocational educational training, not to exceed twelve months for any individual;

  (9)  Job skills training directly related to employment;

  (10)  Education directly related to employment for an individual who has not received a high school diploma or its equivalent;

  (11)  Satisfactory attendance at a secondary school or course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence for an individual who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate; or

  (12)  The provision of child care services to an individual who is participating in a community service program.

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(L. 1982 S.B. 468 § 19, A.L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 1998 S.B. 910, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

*Sections 454.850 to 454.999 were repealed by H.B. 1550 and S.B. 905 & 992, 2016.


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