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Child Support Services ENFORCEMENT

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CHANGE OF VENUE

    1. An overview of the change of venue process;
    2. Administrative change of venue;
    3. Judicial change of venue.
    1. Open a new CSS case, if none currently exists, and reassign it to County A's CSS.
    2. Notify County A’s CSS.
    3. Mail the original request from the participant to County A's CSS and retain a copy.
    1. Open a new CSS case, if none currently exists.
    2. Generate the Intrastate Administrative Notice For Change of Venue (DSS-4708) and submit it to the Clerk of Court.
    3. Document that a request has been made to the Clerk of Court to change the venue.
    4. After seven (7) days, the system reminds the responsible worker to contact the Clerk of Court to determine if the venue change has been made.
    5. When the venue change has been verified, document that the venue is changed.
    6. Reassign the case to County B's CSS and notify County B's CSS supervisor that the CSS case has been transferred.
    7. Mail the CSS paper file to County B's CSS to provide a history for the CSS case. It is also recommended that County A notify County B’s supervisor that the case file is in route.
    1. Contact County B's Clerk of Court to confirm receipt of the order and obtain the new docket number.
    2. Enter the new support order in the case record in ACTS.
    3. Generate and send the Change of Venue Employer Letter (DSS-4738) to advise the NCP's employer of the new docket number and new CSS agency responsible for managing the case.
    4. Send the Intrastate Notice of Transfer (DSS-4707) and Notice of Court Order (DSS-4477) to the custodial parent and noncustodial parent, as notice of the change of venue and transfer of the case to County B's CSS.
    5. If a party wants to contest the change of venue after receiving the Intrastate Notice Of Transfer (DSS-4707), he/she must file the action in the receiving county to which venue has been changed.
    1. Open a new CSS case (if none currently exists) and reassign it to County A's CSS.
    2. Notify County A's CSS.
    3. Mail the original request from the participant to County A's CSS and retain a copy.
    1. Open a new CSS case, if none currently exists.
    2. File a Motion For Change Of Venue (DSS-4654) with County A's Clerk of Court and schedule the matter for the next available session. The CSS attorney represents the case at hearing.
    3. Obtain a copy of the signed Order(s). Verify with County A's Clerk of Court that the order is transferred.
    4. Document these activities in the case record and send copies of the court order(s) to the custodial parent and noncustodial parent.
    5. Complete all other appropriate activities.
    6. Reassign the case to County B's CSS. Notify County B's CSS supervisor that the CSS case has been transferred.
    7. Mail the CSS paper case file and a copy of the order(s) to County B's CSS. It is also recommended that County A notify the County that the case file is in route.
    1. Obtain the new docket # from County B's Clerk of Court and enter it in the case record.
    2. Generate and send the Change of Venue Employer Letter (DSS-4738) to advise the NCP's employer of the new docket number and new CSS agency responsible for managing the case.
    3. Send the Notice of Court Order (DSS-4477) to the custodial parent and NCP, as notice of the change of venue and transfer of the case to County B's CSS.

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