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Child Support : Child Support

Resources at the Hamilton County Law Library

Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Hamilton County Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (513) 946-5300. If you have any questions about these materials.

About This Guide

This guide is intended to give some basic information on Child Support in Ohio.


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Ohio Law

Below you will find the sections of Ohio Revised Code that govern child support.

O.R.C. 2151.23: Jurisdiction of juvenile court

O.R.C  2151.231: Order requiring support of child without regard to marital status of child's parents-

O.R.C  2151.232: Order requiring support of child where acknowledgment of parentage is not yet final

O.R.C. 3111: Parentage

O.R.C. 3119: Calculation of Child Support Obligation-Health Insurance Coverage

O.R.C. 3121: Collection and Disbursement of Child Support

O.R.C. 3123: Defaults Under Child Support Orders

O.R.C. 3125: Title IV-D Child Support Cases






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