Chapter 3125: TITLE IV-D CHILD SUPPORT CASES

3125.01 Title IV-D case defined.

As used in this chapter, "Title IV-D case" means any case in which the child support enforcement agency is enforcing the child support order pursuant to Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.02 Office of child support.

The office of child support is hereby created in the department of job and family services.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.03 Program of child support enforcement.

The office of child support shall establish and administer a program of child support enforcement that meets the requirements of Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, and any rules adopted under Title IV-D. The program of child support enforcement shall include the location of absent parents, establishment of parentage, establishment and modification of child support orders and medical support orders, enforcement of support orders, collection of support obligations, and any other actions appropriate to child support enforcement.

Absent parents shall be located for any purpose under the child support enforcement program and for purposes of establishing and enforcing orders allocating parental rights and responsibilities between parents concerning their children and establishing and enforcing parenting time orders concerning the children.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.04 Publicity program.

As part of its efforts to establish parentage, the office of child support shall develop a program to publicize the state procedures for establishing the existence of a parent and child relationship and the advantages of establishing such a relationship. The office may require any board, commission, or agency of the state to participate in the publicity program.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.05 Program of spousal support enforcement in conjunction with child support enforcement.

The office of child support shall establish, by rule adopted pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, a program of spousal support enforcement in conjunction with child support enforcement. The program shall conform, to the extent practicable, to the program for child support enforcement established pursuant to section 3125.03 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.06 Parent locater service.

The department of job and family services shall enter into an agreement with the secretary of health and human services, as authorized by the "Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980," 94 Stat. 3572, 42 U.S.C. 663 , as amended, under which the services of the parent locater service established pursuant to Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, are made available to this state for the following purposes:

(A) Determining the whereabouts of any absent parent or child in order to enforce a law with respect to the unlawful taking or restraint of a child;

(B) Making or enforcing a determination as to the allocation, between the parents of a child, of the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of a child and the designation of the residential parent and legal custodian of a child or otherwise as to the custody of a child;

(C) Making or enforcing a parenting time order with respect to a child.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.07 Statewide automated data processing system.

The department of job and family services shall establish and maintain a statewide, automated data processing system in compliance with Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, to support the enforcement of child support that shall be implemented in every county. Every county shall accept the automated system and, in accordance with the written instructions of the department for the implementation of the automated system, shall convert to the automated system all records that are maintained by any county entity and that are related to any case for which a local agency is enforcing a child support order in accordance with Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.08 Administrative rules for access to and use of data.

The director of job and family services shall adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code concerning access to, and use of, data maintained in the automated system established pursuant to section 3125.07 of the Revised Code that do the following:

(A) Permit access to and use of data only to the extent necessary to carry out programs under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, and specify the data that may be used for particular program purposes, and the personnel permitted access to the data;

(B) Require monitoring of access to and use of the automated system to prevent and promptly identify unauthorized use;

(C) Establish procedures to ensure that all personnel who may have access to or be required to use data are informed of applicable requirements and penalties and have been trained in security procedures;

(D) Establish administrative penalties, up to and including dismissal from employment, for unauthorized access to, or disclosure or use of, data.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.10 Designation of county child support enforcement agency.

Each county shall have a child support enforcement agency. A government entity designated under former section 2301.35 of the Revised Code prior to October 1, 1997, or a private or government entity designated under section 307.981 of the Revised Code on or after that date may serve as a county's child support enforcement agency.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.11 Duties of county child support enforcement agency.

The child support enforcement agency for a county is the local Title IV-D agency for the county and shall operate a program for support enforcement in the county that complies with Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, any rules adopted pursuant to that title, and state law. Each child support enforcement agency shall be be responsible in the county it serves for the enforcement of support orders and shall perform all administrative duties related to the enforcement of any support order.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.12 Plan of cooperation with county commissioners.

Each child support enforcement agency shall enter into a plan of cooperation with the board of county commissioners under section 307.983 of the Revised Code and comply with each grant agreement the board enters into under sections 307.98 and 5101.21 and contracts the board enters into under sections 307.981 and 307.982 of the Revised Code that affect the agency.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

3125.13 Contracts with public agencies and private vendors for assistance in establishing paternity or support obligations.

Each child support enforcement agency may enter into contracts with public agencies and private vendors for assistance in establishing paternity or support obligations, or for the performance of other administrative duties of the agency. Each child support enforcement agency may contract with a collection agent for the collection of arrearages owed under child support orders being administered by the agency. If the department of job and family services or a child support enforcement agency contracts with a collection agent for the collection of arrearages, the collection agent is not required to be licensed as a private investigator under Chapter 4749. of the Revised Code. Before entering into a contract for assistance in establishing paternity or support obligations, for other administrative services, or for the collection of arrearages by a collection agent, a child support enforcement agency shall comply with sections 307.86 to 307.92 of the Revised Code and any rules adopted by the director of job and family services pursuant to section 3125.25 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.14 Cooperative working arrangements with courts, prosecuting attorney, and law enforcement officials.

Each child support enforcement agency shall enter into written agreements with the courts, the prosecuting attorney, and law enforcement officials of the county it serves that establish cooperative working arrangements and specify areas of responsibility for the enforcement of support among the agency, courts, and officials. The agreements shall provide for the reimbursement of the courts and law enforcement officials for the responsibilities they assume and actions they undertake pursuant to such agreements.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.141 Contract by child support enforcement agency for service of notice or order.

In providing for service of process of a notice or order as required under this chapter or Chapter 3111., 3115., 3119., 3121., or 3123. of the Revised Code and in locating the individual to be served, a child support enforcement agency may do one or both of the following:

(A) Contract with the sheriff of the county served by the agency to compensate the sheriff's office for the provision of services, staff, or equipment, or for the performance of actions, on behalf of the child support enforcement agency to accomplish the objectives of the support enforcement program pursuant to Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , et. seq., as amended, any regulations adopted under that act, and state law;

(B) Contract with a private person or entity to provide service of process for the agency if the agency determines that the sheriff of the county served by the agency is unable to provide the resources necessary for service of process in a timely manner. The contract may include additional incentives for successful service of process.

Effective Date: 03-21-2005; 03-21-2005

3125.15 Maintaining records of support orders.

A child support enforcement agency shall maintain records of support orders being administered or otherwise handled by the agency pursuant to sections 3121.81 to 3121.86 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.16 Reviewing records.

Each obligor and each obligee under a support order may review all records maintained under section 3125.15 of the Revised Code that pertain to the support order and any other information maintained by the child support enforcement agency, except to the extent prohibited by state or federal law.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.17 Employment of staff attorneys.

Without the authorization of the court of common pleas or the consent of the prosecuting attorney and without engaging in competitive bidding to obtain the legal services, any child support enforcement agency may employ, through its appointing authority, staff attorneys to advise, assist, and represent the agency in its performance of its functions pertaining to the enforcement of support orders. The option to employ the staff attorneys shall be in addition to any other options available to the agency to obtain necessary legal services in connection with its performance of its functions pertaining to the enforcement of support orders, including the use of legal services provided by the prosecuting attorney pursuant to contract or otherwise or the obtaining of legal services through a competitive bidding process.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.18 Administering of Title IV-A programs.

A child support enforcement agency shall administer a Title IV-A program identified under division (A)(4)(c) or (g) of section 5101.80 of the Revised Code that the department of job and family services provides for the agency to administer under the department's supervision pursuant to section 5101.801 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-05-2001; 09-29-2005

3125.19 Budgeting and appropriation of funds.

The board of county commissioners of each county shall budget and appropriate to the child support enforcement agency serving the county both of the following:

(A) All federal money payable to the agency on the basis of its success in implementing activities related to child support enforcement under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act;

(B) Any funds that may be received from other federal or state sources for the agency.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.191 [Repealed Effective 9/15/2014] Child support operating fund.

There is hereby created in the state treasury the child support operating fund, which is a state special revenue fund. The department of job and family services may deposit into the fund a portion of the federal incentives described in division (A) of section 3125.19 of the Revised Code and authorized by 42 U.S.C. 658a that are received by the department of job and family services from the United States department of health and human services. The department of job and family services may use money in the child support operating fund for program and administrative purposes associated with the program of child support enforcement authorized by section 3125.03 of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §105.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005

3125.20 Request for waiver of budgeting and appropriation requirement.

A board of county commissioners may request that the department of job and family services grant a waiver of the requirement that the money specified in division (A) of section 3125.19 of the Revised Code be budgeted and appropriated to the child support enforcement agency if the board can demonstrate, by meeting criteria established by the department, that the agency is effectively using procedures for establishing paternity, meeting the mandated service needs of clients, and complying with all applicable state and federal support rules and regulations.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.21 Funds used solely for support enforcement activities.

All moneys received from the federal or state government for reimbursement for support enforcement activities shall be used solely for support enforcement activities.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.22 Investing in repurchase agreements.

A child support enforcement agency may invest any of the moneys collected pursuant to the performance of its duties under Chapters 3111., 3119., 3121., 3123., and 3125. of the Revised Code in a repurchase agreement in which a bank agrees to sell short-term federally guaranteed securities with an obligation of the bank to repurchase the securities. All interest derived pursuant to investments made under this section shall be retained by the agency and used solely for support enforcement activities.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.24 Supervision by department of job and family services.

Each child support enforcement agency shall be operated under the supervision of the department of job and family services in accordance with the program of child support enforcement established pursuant to section 3125.03 of the Revised Code.

The department shall ensure that all child support enforcement agencies comply with all applicable state and federal support regulations, including the affirmative duties of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.25 Administrative rules governing operation of support enforcement.

The director of job and family services shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code governing the operation of support enforcement by child support enforcement agencies. The rules shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

(A) Provisions relating to plans of cooperation between the agencies and boards of county commissioners entered into under section 3125.12 of the Revised Code ;

(B) Provisions for the compromise and waiver of child support arrearages owed to the state and federal government, consistent with Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq., as amended;

(C) Requirements for public hearings by the agencies ;

(D) Provisions for appeals of agency decisions under procedures established by the director.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.27 Collection of support amounts due.

Except as provided in sections 3123.14 , 3123.73 , 3125.28 , and 3125.29 of the Revised Code, no child support enforcement agency shall collect any support amounts due under a support order as part of its duties to enforce support orders.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.28 Provisions until support order is converted to automated centralized system.

(A) Notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code and except as provided in section 3125.29 of the Revised Code, a child support enforcement agency shall collect and disburse all support amounts under a support order it is administering pursuant to law as it existed prior to January 1, 1998, and shall collect the additional amount imposed under division (G)(1) of section 2301.35 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to January 1, 1998, until the support order is converted to the automated data processing system under section 3125.07 of the Revised Code and the office of child support authorizes centralized collection and disbursement of support amounts under the support order pursuant to the rules adopted under section 3121.71 of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code and except as provided in section 3125.29 of the Revised Code, the agency administering the support order shall collect the amounts permitted to be collected, and perform other duties required, with respect to the support order pursuant to division (D)(1) of section 2301.373, division (B)(3)(a) of section 2301.374, divisions (E)(4)(b), (F), and (I) of section 3111.23 , division (E) of section 3111.99 , divisions (G)(4)(b), (H)(3), and (K) of section 3113.21, division (B) of section 3113.212 , division (E) of section 3113.99 , and division (A)(3) of section 5101.323 of the Revised Code as those sections existed prior to January 1, 1998, and the agency shall collect the amounts permitted to be collected by the office of child support, and perform other duties required of the office, with respect to the support order pursuant to section 3123.62 and section 3123.72 of the Revised Code, until the support order is converted and authorization for centralized collection and disbursement is given.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.29 Paying amounts in person at agency office.

(A) After conversion occurs and authorization for centralized collection and disbursement is granted as described in section 3125.28 of the Revised Code, a child support enforcement agency may continue to collect the following amounts from obligors who pay the amounts in person at the office of the agency:

(1) Current support amounts and arrearages due under a support order being administered by the agency and the additional amount imposed pursuant to section 3119.27 of the Revised Code with respect to the order;

(2) Amounts collected pursuant to sections 3121.59 , 3123.45 , 3123.56 , 3123.62 , division (B) of section 3123.72 , and section 3123.956 of the Revised Code.

(B) All amounts collected pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be forwarded to the office of child support no later than one day after receipt of the amounts.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.30 Agency to forward amounts collected.

Amounts collected by a collection agent that has a contract with a child support enforcement agency pursuant to section 3125.13 of the Revised Code shall be paid to the office of child support. The agency shall forward any amounts collected pursuant to sections 3123.14 and 3123.73 of the Revised Code to the office no later than one day after receipt of those amounts.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.36 Applying for Title IV-D services.

(A) Subject to division (B) of this section, all support orders that are administered by a child support enforcement agency designated under section 307.981 of the Revised Code or former section 2301.35 of the Revised Code and are eligible for Title IV-D services shall be Title IV-D cases under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act." Subject to division (B) of this section, all obligees of support orders administered by the agency shall be considered to have filed a signed application for Title IV-D services.

(B) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, a court that issues or modifies a support order shall require the obligee under the order to sign, at the time of the issuance or modification of the order, an application for Title IV-D services and to file, as soon as possible, the signed application with the child support enforcement agency that will administer the order. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the department of job and family services. Except as provided in division (D) of this section, a support order that is administered by a child support enforcement agency, and that is eligible for Title IV-D services shall be a Title IV-D case under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act" only upon the filing of the signed application for Title IV-D services.

(C) A child support enforcement agency shall make available an application for Title IV-D services to all persons requesting a child support enforcement agency's assistance in an action under sections 3111.01 to 3111.18 of the Revised Code or in an administrative proceeding brought to establish a parent and child relationship, to establish or modify an administrative support order, or to establish or modify an order to provide health insurance coverage for the children subject to a support order.

(D) An obligee under a support order who has assigned the right to the support pursuant to section 5107.20 or 5160.38 of the Revised Code shall not be required to sign an application for Title IV-D services. The support order shall be considered a Title IV-D case.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.37 Application fee for furnishing services.

The department of job and family services shall charge an application fee of up to twenty-five dollars, as determined by rule adopted by the director of job and family services pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, for furnishing services under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, to persons not participating in Ohio works first under Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code or to persons not exempted from paying the fee under section 454(6)(B) of the "Social Security Act," as amended by the "Balanced Budget Act of 1997," 111 Stat. 625, 42 U.S.C. 654(6)(B) . The director shall adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code authorizing counties, at their option, to waive the payment of the fee. The application fee, unless waived pursuant to rules adopted by the director pursuant to this section, shall be paid by those persons.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.38 Department of job and family services to provide annual reviews and reports.

The department of job and family services shall provide annual reviews of and reports to the secretary of health and human services concerning programs operated under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, pursuant to rules adopted under section 3125.39 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.39 Administrative rules for annual reviews and reports and regarding accomplishment levels and improvement rates.

The director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish the following:

(A) Procedures for annual reviews of and reports to the secretary of health and human services on the programs operated under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," as amended, including information necessary to measure compliance with federal requirements for expedited procedures;

(B) Procedures for transmitting data and calculations regarding levels of accomplishment and rates of improvement for paternity establishment and child support enforcement from the automatic data processing system required under section 3125.07 of the Revised Code to the secretary of health and human services.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.41 Access to information for enforcement purposes.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Cable television service" has the same meaning as in section 2913.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Public utility" means a person or entity, including an entity owned or operated by a municipal corporation or other government entity, that is described in section 4905.03 of the Revised Code as a telephone company, electric light company, gas company, natural gas company, water-works company, heating or cooling company, or sewage disposal system company, or that is providing cable television service.

(B) Except as provided in section 3125.43 of the Revised Code, the office of child support shall have access to all of the following unless release of the information is prohibited by federal or state law:

(1) Any information in the possession of any officer or entity of the state or any political subdivision of the state that would aid the office in locating an absent parent or child pursuant to section 3125.06 of the Revised Code;

(2) Any information concerning the employment, compensation, and benefits of any obligor or obligee subject to a support order in the possession of any person;

(3) The name and address of any obligor or obligee subject to a support order and the obligor's or obligee's employer in the customer records of a public utility.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.42 Request for information by office for child support.

The person or entity required to provide information pursuant to section 3125.41 of the Revised Code, may provide such information to a child support enforcement agency at the agency's request or require the agency to request that the office of child support request the information for the agency. The office shall request the information from the person or entity on the request of a child support enforcement agency.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.43 Information provided by department of taxation.

The department of taxation shall not provide any information to the office of child support, except as provided in this section. For purposes of the establishment of paternity, the establishment, modification, or enforcement of support orders, and the location of absent parents pursuant to child support enforcement activities and activities to establish and enforce orders allocating parenting rights and responsibilities and parenting time orders, the office is authorized to obtain information concerning the residential address and income of taxpayers if that information is contained in the state tax records maintained by the department. The department shall not provide any information to the office if the provision of the information is prohibited by state or federal law.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.44 Reimbursement of department of taxation.

The office of child support shall reimburse the department of taxation for the cost of accessing and obtaining the information described in section 3125.43 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.45 Immunity.

An officer or entity of the state or political subdivision of the state or any other person who provides information pursuant to section 3125.41 , 3125.42 , or 3125.43 of the Revised Code shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for providing the information.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.46 Failing to provide information.

No person or entity, other than an officer or entity of the state or a political subdivision of the state, shall fail to provide information as required by section 3125.41 or 3125.42 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.47 Fines.

A person or entity that violates section 3125.46 of the Revised Code may be fined five hundred dollars.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.48 Filing an action to impose fine.

The department of job and family services shall file an action in the court of common pleas of Franklin county, requesting that the court impose the fine described in section 3125.47 of the Revised Code for failure to provide information as required by section 3125.41 or 3125.42 of the Revised Code. If the court determines that a person or entity failed to provide the information, it may impose the fine. The court shall direct that the fine be paid to the department.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.49 Prohibiting use of social security numbers.

Neither the office of child support nor any child support enforcement agency shall use any social security number made available to it under section 3705.07 of the Revised Code for any purpose other than child support enforcement.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.50 Prohibiting disclosure of information.

Except as provided by the rules adopted pursuant to section 3125.51 of the Revised Code, no person shall do either of the following:

(A) Disclose information concerning applicants for and recipients of Title IV-D support enforcement program services provided by a child support enforcement agency;

(B) Disclose any information collected pursuant to section 3125.41 , 3125.42 , or 3125.43 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.51 Administrative rules for access to, use and disclosure of information.

The director of job and family services shall adopt rules governing access to, and use and disclosure of, the information described in section 3125.50 of the Revised Code. The rules shall be consistent with the requirements of Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 , as amended, and any rules adopted under Title IV-D.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.58 Court rules establishing time limits for support cases.

Each court with jurisdiction to issue court support orders or orders establishing the existence or nonexistence of a parent and child relationship shall establish rules of court to ensure that the following percentage of all actions to establish the existence or nonexistence of a parent and child relationship, to establish a support requirement, or to modify a previously issued court support order are completed within the following time limits:

(A) Seventy-five per cent of all of the actions shall be completed within six months after the date of initial filing;

(B) Ninety per cent of all of the actions shall be completed within twelve months after the date of initial filing.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.59 Temporary support orders.

With respect to a case for the establishment or modification of a support requirement that involves complex legal issues requiring full judicial review, the court shall issue a temporary support order within the time limits set forth in section 3125.58 of the Revised Code. The order shall be in effect until a final support order is issued in the case. All cases in which the imposition of a notice or order under section 3121.03 of the Revised Code is contested shall be completed within the period of time specified by law for completion of the case. The failure of a court to complete a case within the required period does not affect the ability of any court to issue any order under this section or any other section of the Revised Code for the payment of support, does not provide any defense to any order for the payment of support that is issued under this section or any other section of the Revised Code, and does not affect any obligation to pay support.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.60 Appointing magistrates - administrative and support personnel.

(A) In any Title IV-D case, the judge, when necessary to satisfy the federal requirement of expedited process for obtaining court support orders and enforcing support orders, may appoint magistrates to make findings of fact and recommendations for the judge's approval in the case. All magistrates appointed pursuant to this section shall be attorneys admitted to the practice of law in this state. A court that appoints a magistrate pursuant to this section may appoint any additional administrative and support personnel for the magistrate.

(B) Any magistrate appointed pursuant to this section may perform any of the following functions:

(1) Taking testimony and keeping a record in the case;

(2) Evaluating evidence and issuing recommendations to establish and modify court support orders and enforce support orders;

(3) Accepting voluntary acknowledgments of support liability and stipulated agreements setting the amount of support to be paid;

(4) Entering default orders if the obligor does not respond to notices in the case within a reasonable time after the notices are issued;

(5) Any other functions considered necessary by the court.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3125.99 Penalty.

Whoever violates section 3125.50 of the Revised Code shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001