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I have a child support order that states my son's father is to pay 39% of all uncovered medical bills after insurance is applied. He has refused to do so and he was provided with the bills upon me receiving them. Child support says they don't deal with outside legal issues and that I need to take him to court. How do I go about filing a claim? Our support order is in Butler County but I reside in Warren County.
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I am sorry to hear about this. ODJFS only helps to enforce child support. Since this is not child support, ODJFS steps back, forcing the party to enforce the decree themselves.

This is done by filing a contempt motion. Contempt is how one enforces the decree. Upon a finding of contempt, he can be admonished, fined, made to pay for your costs in bringing the motion, or even imprisoned.

You can find a form for the motion for contempt HERE. Your matter seems to fit #4 (page 2) of the choices for contempt claims.

This would be filed with the court, a hearing would be held once he was served. Then the Court may force him to pay and punish him if he does not.

Let me know if you need (a) leads for pro bono counsel in Ohio or (b) more specific steps on how to file a motion.

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