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Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #3 - Request for Assistance/Discovery Form & Instructions

OMB 0970-0085

Published: May 22, 2014
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Case Management, Enforcement, Order Establishment, Paternity Establishment, Review and Modification, Intergovernmental/Interstate
Administrative/Judicial Processes, UIFSA

The CSE Transmittal #3-Request for Assistance/Discovery is designed for use when the requesting jurisdiction is working its case locally (e.g., by long-arm jurisdiction) and needs limited assistance from another jurisdiction, but does not want the other jurisdiction to open a IV-D case. Sections 316 and 318 of the model version of UIFSA contain specific provisions that allow a tribunal to receive evidence from another state and to obtain discovery through a tribunal of another state. The form may be sent electronically using the appropriate CSENet transaction.  When a jurisdiction receives a CSE Transmittal #3-Request for Assistance/Discovery from another jurisdiction, it should not open a IV-D case; it should only provide the limited assistance requested.  By contrast, the CSE Transmittal # 1-Initial Request is designed for use when the initiating state is requesting the responding state to open a IV-D case.