3115.07 Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.

(A) A tribunal of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a child support order it issues as long as the obligor, individual obligee, or child subject to the child support order is a resident of this state, unless all of the parties who are individuals have filed written consents with the tribunal of this state for a tribunal of another state to modify the order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.

(B) A tribunal of this state may not exercise continuing jurisdiction to modify a child support order it issues if the order is modified by a tribunal of another state pursuant to a law adopted by the other state that is substantially similar to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code.

(C) If a child support order issued by a tribunal of this state is modified by a tribunal of another state pursuant to a law adopted by the other state that is substantially similar to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code, the tribunal of this state loses its continuing, exclusive jurisdiction with regard to prospective enforcement of the order, and may do only the following:

(1) Order collection of support amounts accruing before the modification of the order;

(2) Enforce nonmodifiable aspects of that order;

(3) Provide other appropriate relief for violations of the order that occurred before the effective date of the modification.

(D) A tribunal of this state shall recognize the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of a tribunal of another state that has issued a child support order pursuant to a law adopted by the other state that is substantially similar to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code.

(E) A temporary support order issued ex parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal.

(F) A tribunal of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order it issues throughout the existence of the support obligation. A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal support order issued by a tribunal of another state having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state.

Effective Date: 01-01-1998