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Rule 5: Concurrent Jurisdiction with other Courts

(A) Obligation to Notify. It shall be the obligation of the party initiating an action involving parenting or support of minor children to inform the Court of the status of any prior or pending action in any domestic relations or juvenile court, including the amount of any prior support orders. Any action involving parenting or visitation, whether pending or post-decree, and whether raised by complaint, counterclaim, or motion, must be accompanied by a parenting proceeding affidavit pursuant to O.R.C. 3109.27(A). If any parenting or support order has been entered by any other court in this state, no order regarding such issue(s) will be entered by this Court except upon order from the court previously acquiring jurisdiction to this Court.

(B) Jurisdiction with courts outside the state. If any parenting or support order has been entered by any court outside this state, an order regarding such issue(s) will be entered only upon a showing that jurisdiction properly lies with this Court pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act if the issue is parenting and/or visitation, or upon a showing that this Court otherwise had jurisdiction to entertain an action including personal jurisdiction over both parties, if the issue is other than parenting and/or visitation. (See Local D.D.R. Rules 30 and 31).

(Effective July 1, 1991.)

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