3115.56 Venue.

(A) If this state is the responding state, a complaint seeking enforcement, collection, or modification of an existing support order originally issued in this state shall be filed with the tribunal or support enforcement agency that issued the original order.

(B) An original action under this chapter shall be filed with the appropriate tribunal of the county pursuant to sections 2151.23 and 2301.03 of the Revised Code in which the respondent resides or is found.

(C) If an obligor contesting the direct withholding of income under section 3115.37 of the Revised Code is not a resident of this state, the complaint shall be filed with the appropriate tribunal located in either of the following:

(1) The county in which the obligor's payor is located, if the order attaches to the income of the obligor paid by the payor;

(2) The county in which an account is located in a financial institution, if the income withholding order attaches the funds in that account.

If venue cannot be determined under division (C)(1) or (2) of this section, the nonresident obligor shall file the complaint with a tribunal located in a county of this state that borders the obligor's county of residence or in Franklin county.

Cite as R.C. § 3115.56

History. Effective Date: 03-22-2001