3115.55 Applicability of Civil Rules.

(A) Any action or proceeding brought pursuant to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code is a civil action and shall be governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure unless a different procedure is specifically provided by those sections.

(B) An action under section 3115.31 of the Revised Code to establish a support order, section 3115.37 of the Revised Code to contest direct withholding of support, sections 3115.43 and 3115.44 of the Revised Code to register a support order, section 3115.46 of the Revised Code to register an order for modification, or section 3115.52 of the Revised Code to determine parentage is an original action and shall be governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure. On filing the complaint with the responding tribunal, the clerk of court shall comply with the service of process requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

(C) In any proceeding in which the plaintiff seeks to invoke the continuing jurisdiction of a responding tribunal of this state in order to modify or enforce a support order, notice of the complaint shall be served in the manner provided for service of process under the Rules of Civil Procedure.

(D) If the manner of notice is not specified in this section, or otherwise in this chapter or the Rules of Civil Procedure, notice shall be by first class mail.

Cite as R.C. § 3115.55

History. Effective Date: 01-01-1998