3115.701 Definitions.

Article 7. Support Proceeding Under Convention

As used in sections 3115.701 to 3115.713 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Application" means a request under the convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.

(B) "Central authority" means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in division (E)(4) of section 3115.102 of the Revised Code to perform the functions specified in the convention.

(C) "Convention support order" means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in division (E)(4) of section 3115.102 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Direct request" means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this state in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor, or child residing outside the United States.

(E) "Foreign central authority" means the entity designated by a foreign country described in division (E)(4) of section 3115.102 of the Revised Code to perform the functions specified in the convention.

(F) "Foreign support agreement" means an agreement that meets the following criteria:

(1) It is an agreement for support in a record to which all of the following apply:

(a) It is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin.

(b) One of the following applies:

(i) It has been formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or

(ii) It has been authenticated by, or concluded, registered, or filed with a foreign tribunal.

(c) It may be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal.

(2) It includes a maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the convention.

(G) "United States central authority" means the secretary of the United States department of health and human services.

Cite as R.C. § 3115.701

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.