C.R.S. Section 5-17-102

As used in this article 17, unless the context otherwise requires:


“Arrears” or “arrearages” shall have the same meaning as provided in section 26-13.5-102 (2).


“Child support” means any amount required to be paid pursuant to a judicial or administrative child support order.


“Child support debt” shall have the same meaning as provided in section 26-13.5-102 (3).


“Child support enforcement service” means a service, including related financial accounting services, performed directly or indirectly for the purpose of causing a payment required, or allegedly required, by a child support order to be made to the obligee to whom the payment is owed or to an agent of that individual.


“Child support order” means any judgment, decree, order, or administrative order of support in favor of an obligee, whether temporary, permanent, final, or subject to modification, revocation, or remission, regardless of the kind of action or proceeding in which it is entered, requiring the payment of current child support, child support arrears, child support debt, retroactive support, or medical support, whether or not the order is combined with an order for maintenance.


“Current child support” means the ongoing periodic support obligation that an obligor is required to pay pursuant to a child support order.


“Obligee” means an individual who is owed child support under a child support order and who has entered or may enter into a contract with a collector.


“Obligor” means any person owing or alleged to owe a duty of child support or against whom a proceeding for the establishment or enforcement of a duty to pay child support is commenced.


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“Private child support collector” or “collector”, except as provided in subsection (9)(b) of this section, means a person or entity who performs, or offers to perform, a child support enforcement service for an obligee under one or more of the following conditions:


The obligee lives in Colorado at the time the contract is signed;


The collector has a place of business or is licensed to conduct business in Colorado; or


The collector contacts more than twenty-five obligors per year who live in Colorado.


The term “private child support collector” does not include:


A person or entity described in section 5-16-103 (3)(b);


A nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the federal “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” and charges no more than a nominal fee for providing assistance to any obligee with regard to the collection of child support;


An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado;


An entity operating as an independent contractor with a county government agency that contracts to provide services that a delegate child support enforcement unit is required by law to provide; or


A delegate child support enforcement unit acting pursuant to article 13.5 of title 26.


“Private child support enforcement service contract” or “contract” means a contract or agreement, as described in section 5-17-106, pursuant to which a collector agrees to perform a child support enforcement service for an obligee for a fee.


“State agency” means a government agency or its contractual agent administering a state plan approved under Title IV-D of the federal “Social Security Act”, as amended.

Source: Section 5-17-102 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-05.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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