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Section 3121.38 | Liability of payor or financial institution.


A payor that fails to withhold an amount from an obligor's income for support in accordance with a withholding requirement included in a withholding notice issued under section 3121.03 of the Revised Code or a financial institution that fails to deduct funds from an obligor's account for support in accordance with a deduction requirement included in a deduction notice issued under section 3121.03 of the Revised Code is liable for the amount that was not withheld or deducted, except that a payor that is an employer whose normal pay and disbursement cycles make it impossible to comply with a withholding requirement contained in a withholding notice shall not be liable for the amount not withheld if the employer, as soon as possible after receipt of the withholding notice, provides the court or child support enforcement agency that issued the notice with written notice of the impossibility and the reasons for the impossibility.

A payor who is liable under this provision for an amount that was not withheld shall be ordered by the court to pay that amount to the office of child support in the department of job and family services, to be disbursed in accordance with the support order for the benefit of the child or spouse.

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