There are more than 560 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes in the U.S. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, nearly half (47%) of all Native American children under the age of 18 live with one parent.
Questions commonly arise when employers are working with tribes, such as:
Do tribes have their own child support programs?
Do tribes have their own laws?
Where should I send payments for an IWO that comes from a tribe?
Must I honor an IWO from a tribe if I am not a tribal employer or located on tribal land?