(a) The procedures, actions, and remedies
provided in these rules shall in no way be exclusive but shall be in addition
to and not in substitution of other proceedings provided by law. Both obligees
and obligors have the right under Georgia law to pursue any legal rights either
in concert with or independently of the Department. The exercise of such rights
shall not serve as a basis of a finding of noncooperation unless the applicant
for services neglects to keep the Department informed of any other related
proceedings which would impact its enforcement efforts under the Act.
(b) In light of this non-exclusivity, it is
not uncommon for a superior court to issue a civil order containing provisions
for child support (for example, in a divorce proceeding) subsequent to the
existence of an administrative support order. Once a superior court issues an
order, that order becomes the controlling order in the case and shall become
the IV-D order being enforced by the Department.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Other Judicial and Administrative Remedies" adopted. F.
Oct. 17, 1991; eff.
Nov. 6, 1991.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Remedies not Exclusive"
adopted. F. June 15, 2011; eff.