Chicago, IL asked in Child Support for Ohio

Q: What steps do i need to take to prepare for an contempt of non support hearing in ohio.

I plan to represent myself, and don't want to go to jail

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Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
  • Delaware, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The Ohio Supreme Court has provided a brochure about contempt at this link:

The other party must prove their case for contempt and the Defendant may provide evidence concerning any defenses to contempt.

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2705.031.In a contempt action for failure to pay child support the parent accused has a right to counsel, and that if indigent, the accused must apply for a public defender or court appointed counsel within three business days after receipt of the summons (or should at least ask for an attorney if they have not done so).

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