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FAMILY CODE SECTION 4550-4554

4550. “Child support obligee” as used in this chapter means either
the parent, guardian, or other person to whom child support has been
ordered to be paid or the local child support agency designated by
the court to receive the payment. The local child support agency is
the “child support obligee” for the purposes of this chapter for all
cases in which an application for services has been filed under Part
D of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et
seq.).

4551. Except as provided in this section, this chapter:
(a) Does not apply to a temporary child support order.
(b) Applies to an application for modification of child support
filed on or after January 1, 1992, but this chapter does not
constitute the basis for the modification.
(c) Applies to an application for modification of child support in
a case where the child support obligee has previously waived the
establishment of a child support trust account pursuant to
subdivision (b) of Section 4560 and now seeks the establishment of
the child support trust account.
(d) Applies to an order or judgment entered by the court on or
after January 1, 1993, ordering a child support obligor to pay a then
existing child support arrearage that the child support obligor has
unlawfully failed to pay as of the date of that order or judgment,
including the arrearages which were incurred before January 1, 1992.

4552. The Judicial Council shall promulgate such rules of court and
publish such related judicial forms as the Judicial Council
determines are necessary and appropriate to implement this chapter.
In taking these steps, the Judicial Council shall ensure the uniform
statewide application of this chapter and compliance with Part D of
Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.) and
any regulations promulgated thereunder.

4553. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to permit any
action or omission by the state or any of its political subdivisions
that would place the state in noncompliance with any requirement of
federal law, including, but not limited to, the state reimbursement
requirements of Part D of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42
U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.) and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

4554. This chapter applies notwithstanding any other law.