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What happens at a hearing on petition for reimbursement?

(1) The noncustodial parent (NCP) has the burden of proving the amounts actually paid by the NCP under the order.
(2) The custodial parent (CP) has the burden of proving the amounts actually incurred for day care and special child rearing expenses.
(3) The CP is not required to provide the address of the day care provider unless the administrative law judge (ALJ) finds that the information may be disclosed under the standards set forth in WAC 388-14A-2105 for the disclosure of the address of the CP.
(4) If the NCP fails to appear for the hearing, upon proof of service of the notice of hearing the ALJ issues an order of default against the NCP and dismisses the petition for reimbursement.
(5) If the CP fails to appear for the hearing, upon proof of service of the notice of hearing the ALJ issues an order of default against the CP and holds a hearing on the merits of the petition for reimbursement.
(6) A hearing under this subsection is for the limited purpose of determining whether the amount paid by the NCP exceeds the NCP's proportionate share of the amount actually incurred for day care and special child rearing expenses.
(a) If the ALJ determines that the overpayment amounts to twenty percent or more of the NCP's share of annual day care and special child rearing expenses, the ALJ enters an order stating:
(i) The twelve-month time period in question;
(ii) The amount of the overpayment; and
(iii) The method by which the overpayment shall be reimbursed by the CP.
(b) If the ALJ determines that the overpayment amounts to less than twenty percent of the NCP's share of annual day care and child rearing expenses, the ALJ enters an order stating:
(i) Whether the NCP has overpaid or underpaid the day care and special child rearing expenses;
(ii) If an overpayment has occurred, by what percentage of the annual proportionate share; and
(iii) That reimbursement under this section is denied for that twelve-month period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 34.05.220, 26.23.035, 74.20A.310. WSR 01-03-089, ยง 388-14A-4303, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01. Formerly WAC 388-14-376.]
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