1925.13 Collecting and enforcing judgments.

(A) The court, in its discretion, may order that the judgment, interest, and costs be paid at a certain date or by specified weekly installments, and, during compliance with the order, the court may stay the issue of execution and other proceedings in aid of execution. The court may modify or vacate the stay at any time.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, a judgment creditor may commence any proceedings to obtain satisfaction of the judgment, including execution and garnishment proceedings, that are permitted to obtain satisfaction of a judgment rendered in an ordinary civil action. In the case of an action commenced by a county department of job and family services employee designated under section 1925.18 of the Revised Code to represent the prosecuting attorney of the county in commencement of the action, the county department of job and family services is the judgment creditor.

If an authorized employee of a political subdivision or an authorized officer or employee of the state, as defined in section 1925.02 of the Revised Code, prevails in an action to recover taxes, the authorized person may use any means provided by law to obtain satisfaction of the judgment, including the provisions of division (B) of this section.

If a party is not represented by counsel, the court, upon payment of court costs, shall explain to the parties and assist the parties in the preparation and filing of, and supply the parties with any necessary forms for, proceedings in aid of execution to collect and enforce judgments.

(B) If, within thirty days after judgment, the judgment is not satisfied and the parties have not otherwise agreed, the court, upon the request of the judgment creditor, shall order the judgment debtor to file, on a form prepared by the court, a list of the judgment debtor's assets, liabilities, and personal earnings. The form shall contain a notice that failure to complete the form and return it to the court within one week after receipt may result in a citation for contempt of court. Any party who, with notice of the possible contempt citation, willfully fails to comply with the order of the court may be cited for contempt of court as provided in Chapter 2705. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1925.13

History. Effective Date: 07-01-2000