5101:12-50-50 Judicial enforcement actions.

(A) This rule describes judicial enforcement actions that a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) with administrative responsibility is required to or may take in addition to other enforcement actions described in division 5101:12 of the Administrative Code. The enforcement actions described in this rule require the filing of a judicial motion or complaint. The CSEA shall consult with its legal counsel regarding the proper filing of actions described in this rule.

(B) Required judicial enforcement actions that CSEAs shall take.

(1) In accordance with section 3123.19 of the Revised Code, if a CSEA is notified by an obligor who is in default under a support order of a claim that he or she has against another person of one thousand dollars or more or if the CSEA determines that an obligor has a claim against another person or is a party in a pending judicial action, the CSEA shall immediately file either a motion to intervene or a creditor's bill with the court in which the action is pending.

(2) In accordance with sections 3123.14 and 3123.15 of the Revised Code, when the child support order is terminated for any reason and the obligor owes arrears, is or was in default at any time under the support order, the obligee may submit an application to the CSEA to obtain a judgment, execution of a judgment, or take any appropriate enforcement action. The CSEA shall commence the action within twenty days after completion of such application by the obligee to obtain an order to address the arrears.

(C) Discretionary judicial enforcement actions that the CSEA may take. This paragraph does not preclude a CSEA from taking any additional judicial enforcement actions that may be appropriate, but are not listed in this rule.

(1) In accordance with the provisions of section 2705.031 of the Revised Code, the CSEA may file a contempt action against an obligor for failure to pay support.

(2) In accordance with section 2117.06 of the Revised Code, a CSEA may file a claim against the estate of an obligor who is deceased for the purpose of collecting any arrears that are due under the support order.

(3) In accordance with section 3123.182 of the Revised Code, a CSEA may file an action for execution on a certified pay-off statement issued by a CSEA.

(4) In accordance with sections 1336.01 to 1336.11 of the Revised Code, the CSEA may bring an action, subject to the limitations in section 1336.08 of the Revised Code, to obtain any relief the circumstances require against an obligor who makes a fraudulent transfer of assets or enters into a fraudulent obligation to avoid paying under the support order. Relief may include invalidation of the transfer or obligation to the extent necessary to satisfy the arrearage.

(5) In accordance with the provisions of rule 65(A) (7/1/1970) of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the CSEA may file a request for a temporary restraining order with the court in which an action described in division 5101:12 of the Administrative Code has been filed if it appears to the CSEA that immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage will result before the action can be heard.

(6) In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2329. of the Revised Code, the CSEA may file an action for execution against property owned by an obligor.

(7) The CSEA may take action against a payor who fails to comply with the requirements of an income withholding or deduction notice as described in sections 3121.371 and 3121.381 of the Revised Code.

(8) The CSEA may file an action requesting a court to join the CSEA as a party to an action to enforce a support order.

(9) The CSEA may refer a case to the county prosecutor for possible criminal non-support action under section 2919.21 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 03/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/28/2011 and 12/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3125.25
Rule Amplifies: 1336.01 , 1336.02 , 1336.03 , 1336.04 , 1336.05 , 1336.06 , 1336.07 , 1336.08 , 1336.09 , 1336.10 , 1336.11 , 2117.06 , 2705.031 , 2919.21 , 3123.14 , 3123.15 , 3123.182 , 3123.19
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/87 (Emer), 3/20/87, 11/11/88, 10/1/96, 1/1/98, 12/1/01, 4/18/03, 1/01/06, 12/1/06