3115.43 Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order.

(A) A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in this state shall request a hearing no later than twenty days after the date of mailing or personal service of the notice of the registration by filing a motion with the registering tribunal. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order, or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages pursuant to section 3115.44 of the Revised Code.

(B) If the nonregistering party fails to make the request pursuant to division (A) of this section in a timely manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.

(C) If a nonregistering party makes a request pursuant to division (A) of this section in a timely manner, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties of the date, time, and place of the hearing. At the hearing, the registering tribunal shall determine whether the registered order is to be confirmed.

Effective Date: 01-01-1998