3123.06 Final and enforceable determination of default.

(A) If either a court, under section 3123.05 of the Revised Code, or child support enforcement agency, under section 3123.032 or 3123.04 of the Revised Code, makes a final and enforceable determination that an obligor is in default under a support order, one of the following shall apply:

(1) If no withholding notice was issued in accordance with section 3123.021 of the Revised Code with respect to the order, the court or agency shall issue one or more notices requiring withholding or deduction of income or assets of the obligor in accordance with section 3121.03 of the Revised Code, or the court shall issue one or more court orders imposing other appropriate requirements in accordance with sections 3121.03 , 3121.035 , 3121.04 to 3121.08 , and 3121.12 of the Revised Code.

(2) If a withholding notice was issued in accordance with section 3123.021 of the Revised Code with respect to the order and the final and enforceable determination of default altered the arrearage amount stated in the default notice, the court or agency, whichever made the determination, shall revise the withholding notice and may issue, as appropriate, any of the notices or orders described in division (A)(1) of this section.

(3) If a withholding notice was issued in accordance with section 3123.021 of the Revised Code with respect to the order but the final and enforceable determination of default did not alter the arrearage amount stated in the default notice, the withholding notice shall remain in effect. The court or agency, in addition and as appropriate, may issue any other notice or order described in division (A)(1) of this section.

(B) If a court, under section 3123.05 of the Revised Code, or an agency, under section 3123.04 of the Revised Code, determines that no default exists under a support order, the court or agency shall terminate the default proceedings. If a withholding notice was issued in accordance with section 3123.021 of the Revised Code with respect to the order, the court or agency, whichever made the final and enforceable determination, shall revise the withholding notice, and may issue, as appropriate, any of the notices or orders described in division (A)(1) of this section, to collect current support.

(C) A withholding or deduction notice issued under division (A)(1), (2), or (3) of this section shall require the payment of arrearages caused by the default along with any payment for current support. A withholding or deduction notice or other appropriate order described under this section shall be issued not later than fifteen days after the determination of default under the support order becomes final and enforceable. Section 3123.21 of the Revised Code applies to a withholding or deduction notice or other appropriate order described under division (A) of this section beginning on the date it is issued and ending on the date the period of default ends.

Effective Date: 12-31-2002