Listed below is a chart that shows when it is mandatory or required to complete or update an Arrearage Computation (A/C).
|Scenario||Required or Optional|
|1. A new obligation is built for:
|2. The custodial person (CP) or non-custodial parent (NCP) submits proof of direct payment, waiver, non-cash support, etc. (any CP submission that will affect the balances).||Required|
|3. When a pleading is drafted.||Required|
|4. Any hearings that address balances.||Required|
|5. A new order with existing obligation. This could be a modification order, enforcement order, etc.||Optional|
|6. The case status changes:
|7. When notification is received regarding:
|8. Under certain circumstances, when an intergovernmental (state, international, or tribal) referral is received.||Required|
|9. When a case is reopened (after receipt of affidavits of payments).||Required|
See CSQuest article Arrearage Computation Legal Authorities.