3115.705 Direct request.

Article 7. Support Proceeding Under Convention

(A) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this state applies.

(B) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, sections 3115.706 to 3115.713 of the Revised Code apply.

(C) In a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a convention support order or foreign support agreement, both of the following apply:

(1) A security, bond, or deposit is not required to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses.

(2) An obligee or obligor that in the issuing country has benefited from free legal assistance is entitled to benefit, at least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provided for by the law of this state under the same circumstances.

(D) A petitioner filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the support enforcement agency.

(E) Sections 3115.701 to 3115.713 of the Revised Code do not prevent the application of laws of this state that provide simplified, more expeditious rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order or foreign support agreement.

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