Amendment to Local Rule 31 and Request for Comments



Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 31

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding proposed Local Rule 31 (Registration of a Foreign Decree of Support for Enforcement and/or Modification under the Uniform Family Support Act (UIFSA), R.C. 3115.01-3115.59).  The proposed rule is modified to clarify that registration of a foreign support order or health care order does not necessarily vest the court with jurisdiction to enforce or modify the order.  It also clarifies that a petition to register a foreign child custody order must be filed as a separate action.  

To view the amendment, please click here.  The new language appears in RED.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through May 26, 2019.  Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Executive Director of Judicial Operations
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113