2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 15 - CHILD SUPPORT RECEIVERS
§ 15-15-2 - Office of Receiver of Child Support; establishment; appointment of receiver; term; removal; additional employees
. Office of Receiver of Child Support; establishment; appointment of receiver; term; removal; additional employees
(a) The governing authority of each county within this state is authorized by appropriate resolution to establish an Office of the Receiver of Child Support and to establish the position of child support receiver in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Upon the establishment of the Office of the Receiver of Child Support, the governing authority of the county shall appoint, for a term of two years and until his successor is appointed and qualified, a child support receiver who shall be the director of the Office of the Receiver of Child Support.
(c) Where there is not a sufficient caseload to justify a full-time child support receiver in each county, the governing authorities of the counties comprising the judicial circuit may appoint a single individual to serve as child support receiver for all or part of the judicial circuit.
(d) The child support receiver shall be subject to removal by the governing authority of the county for failure to carry out the orders of the court or for neglect of any duty imposed by the court. The child support receiver shall not engage in the private practice of law.
(e) The Office of the Receiver of Child Support shall be a local agency of the judicial branch of government within that circuit and the child support receiver shall be an officer of the superior court.
(f) The governing authority of the county may appoint such additional employees as it may deem necessary.
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