3115.15 Initiating tribunal - duties.

(A) On the filing of a complaint pursuant to section 3115.12 of the Revised Code, an initiating tribunal of this state shall forward three copies of the complaint and its accompanying documents to either of the following:

(1) The responding tribunal or appropriate support enforcement agency in the responding state;

(2) The state information agency of the responding state with a request that they be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal, if the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, and that receipt be acknowledged.

(B) If a responding state has not enacted a law or procedure substantially similar to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code, a tribunal of this state may issue a certificate or other document and make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding state is a foreign jurisdiction, the tribunal may specify the amount of support sought and provide other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding state.

Cite as R.C. § 3115.15

History. Effective Date: 01-01-1998