FAMILY CODE SECTION 5270-5272
5270. (a) An obligor may move to quash an assignment order on any
of the following grounds:
(1) The assignment order does not correctly state the amount of
current or overdue support ordered by the courts.
(2) The alleged obligor is not the obligor from whom support is
(3) The amount to be withheld exceeds that allowable under federal
law in subsection (b) of Section 1673 of Title 15 of the United
(b) If an assignment order is sought under Article 3 (commencing
with Section 5250), the party ordered to pay support may also move to
quash the service of the order based upon Section 5260.
(c) The obligor shall state under oath the ground on which the
motion to quash is made.
(d) If an assignment order which has been issued and served on a
prior employer is served on the obligor’s new employer, the obligor
does not have the right to move to quash the assignment order on any
grounds which the obligor previously raised when the assignment order
was served on the prior employer or on any grounds which the obligor
could have raised when the assignment order was served on the prior
employer but failed to raise.
5271. (a) The motion and notice of motion to quash the assignment
order shall be filed with the court issuing the order within 10 days
after delivery of the copy of the assignment order to the obligor by
(b) The clerk of the court shall set the motion to quash for
hearing within not less than 15 days, nor more than 20 days, after
receipt of the notice of motion.
(c) The obligor shall serve personally or by first-class mail,
postage prepaid, a copy of the motion and notice of motion on the
obligee named in the assignment order no less than 10 days before the
date of the hearing.
5272. A finding of error in the amount of the current support or
arrearage or that the amount exceeds federal or state limits is not
grounds to vacate the assignment order. The court shall modify the
order to reflect the correct or allowable amount of support or
arrearages. The fact that the obligor may have subsequently paid the
arrearages does not relieve the court of its duty to enter the