3115.707 Contest of registered convention support order.

Article 7. Support Proceeding Under Convention

(A) Except as otherwise provided in sections 3115.701 to 3115.713 of the Revised Code, sections 3115.605 to 3115.608 of the Revised Code apply to a contest of a registered convention support order.

(B) A party contesting a registered convention support order shall file a contest not later than thirty days after notice of the registration, but if the contesting party does not reside in the United States, the contest must be filed not later than sixty days after notice of the registration.

(C) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the registered convention support order by the time specified in division (B) of this section, the order is enforceable.

(D) A contest of a registered convention support order may be based only on grounds set forth in section 3115.708 of the Revised Code. The contesting party bears the burden of proof.

(E) In a contest of a registered convention support order, both of the following apply:

(1) A court of this state is bound by the findings of fact on which the foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction.

(2) A court of this state may not review the merits of the order.

(F) A court of this state deciding a contest of a registered convention support order shall promptly notify the parties of its decision.

(G) A challenge or appeal, if any, does not stay the enforcement of a convention support order unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Cite as R.C. § 3115.707

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