Section 2151.233 | Jurisdiction of juvenile court.
(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the juvenile court shall not exercise jurisdiction under division (A)(2), (A)(11), or (B)(4) of section 2151.23 of the Revised Code or section 2151.231 of the Revised Code and the domestic relations court shall have jurisdiction to determine custody or support regarding a child if any of the following apply:
(1) The child's parents are married to each other.
(2) The child's parents were married to each other but no longer are married to each other and there is an existing order for custody or support regarding the child or another child of the same parents over which the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction.
(3) The determination is ancillary to the parents' pending or prior action for divorce, dissolution of marriage, annulment, or legal separation.
(B) Division (A) of this section does not apply to any case or proceeding brought under Chapter 3115. of the Revised Code, or to any case or proceeding initiated or originating outside of this state.
(C) This section shall apply to all cases and proceedings initiated on or after March 22, 2019.
(D) As used in this section and sections 2151.234 to 2151.236 of the Revised Code, "domestic relations court" means the division of a court of common pleas that has domestic relations jurisdiction.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 22, 2019 – Enacted by House Bill 595 - 132nd General Assembly [ View March 22, 2019 Version ]
- October 17, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 166 - 133rd General Assembly [ View October 17, 2019 Version ]