3119.77 Review of child support order for person called to active military service.

(A) As used in this section and sections 3119.771 , 3119.772 , and 3119.773 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Active military service" means the performance of active military duty by a member of the uniformed services for a period of more than thirty days.

(2) "Uniformed services" means any reserve components of the armed forces of the United States or the Ohio organized militia when engaged in full-time national guard duty for a period of more than thirty days.

(B) An obligor who is called to active military service in the uniformed services may request a review of a child support order for the purpose of modification of the amount of support required under the order. The request must be submitted to the child support enforcement agency administering the order.

(C) An obligor who makes a request under division (B) of this section must indicate that the reason for the modification is the obligor's active military service and provide with the request any orders or other appropriate documentation specifying the commencement date of the obligor's active military service and the monthly monetary compensation for that service. The obligor also shall submit documentation on all other outside income.

(D) The obligor may provide the child support enforcement agency with a military power of attorney executed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 10446 designating another individual to act in the administrative review and modification on behalf of the obligor. By designating another individual to so act on behalf of the obligor, the obligor waives any right of an appearance and any right to request a stay of the action or proceeding.

Cite as R.C. § 3119.77

History. Effective Date: 06-02-2004