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Authority of Indian Tribal Court to Issue Garnishment Writs Under 42 U.S.C. § 662(e)


An Indian tribal court is a “court of competent jurisdiction” for purposes of issuing garnishment writs under 42 U.S.C. § 662(e), if it has the power under tribal law to issue judgments awarding child support or alimony.

Updated July 9, 2014