3115.38 Administrative enforcement of orders.

A party seeking to enforce a support order or an income withholding order, or both, issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for registering the order pursuant to sections 3115.39 to 3115.51 of the Revised Code to a support enforcement agency of this state. On receipt of the documents, the support enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by the law of this state to enforce a support order or an income withholding order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or administrative enforcement of the order, the support enforcement agency shall register the order pursuant to sections 3115.39 to 3115.51 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 01-01-1998