3111.78 Enforcing obligations of presumed father.

A parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child, the person with whom the child resides, or the child support enforcement agency of the county in which the child, parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the child resides may do the following to require a man to pay support and provide for the health care needs of the child if the man is presumed to be the natural father of the child under section 3111.03 of the Revised Code:

(A) If the presumption is not based on an acknowledgment of paternity, file a complaint pursuant to section 2151.231 of the Revised Code in the juvenile court or other court with jurisdiction under section 2101.022 or 2301.03 of the Revised Code of the county in which the child, parent, guardian, or legal custodian resides;

(B) Ask an administrative officer of a child support enforcement agency to issue an administrative order pursuant to section 3111.81 of the Revised Code;

(C) Contact a child support enforcement agency for assistance in obtaining an order for support and the provision of health care for the child.

Cite as R.C. § 3111.78

History. Effective Date: 03-22-2001