3121.46 Order for payments to third person.

(A) When a support order is issued or modified, a withholding or deduction notice described in section 3121.03 of the Revised Code is issued, or an order described in division (C) or (D) of section 3121.03 of the Revised Code is issued, or at any time after the support order is issued or modified, the court may order the office of child support, or the child support enforcement agency may issue an order requiring the office, to transmit the payments or make them payable to any third person that is either agreed upon by the parties and approved by the court or appointed by the court, with respect to a support order, or is either agreed upon by the parties and approved by the agency or appointed by the agency, with respect to an administrative child support order. Third persons include, but are not limited to, a trustee, a custodian, the guardian of the estate of the child, the county department of job and family services, public children services agency, or any appropriate social agency.

(B) Any person named pursuant to this section is entitled to receive the support payments. The court may allow the person to receive a reasonable fee for services rendered pursuant to this section. The person shall make financial reports in connection with these services at the time and in the manner prescribed by the court or as required by law.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001