legal process

(5)The term “legal process” means any writ, order, summons, or other similar process in the nature of garnishment— (A)which is issued by— (i)a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction in any State, territory, or possession of the United States; (ii)a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction in any foreign country with which the United States has entered into an agreement which requires the United States to honor the process; or (iii)an authorized official pursuant to an order of such a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction or pursuant to State or local law; and (B)which is directed to, and the purpose of which is to compel, a governmental entity which holds moneys which are otherwise payable to an individual to make a payment from the moneys to another party in order to satisfy a legal obligation of the individual to provide child support or make alimony payments.

Source

42 USC § 659(i)(5)


Scoping language

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