TITLE I: Pleadings and Motions; Filing; Entries

 

1.13 Agreed Entries - Amended 8-24-07

A. Reducing Support or Arrearage

Agreed Entries to reduce or terminate child support payments or to reduce or erase arrearages are not accepted.  A filed motion, with proper service to the Hamilton County Child Support Enforcement Agency, followed by a hearing is required.
An exception to the above will be made only in cases where the party against whom a reduction of support or arrearage is sought is represented by counsel, and an entry is presented, signed by all parties and counsel, setting forth the factual basis for such reduction and the fact that the party against whom the reduction was made agreed to the reduction voluntarily and with the advice and consent of counsel.

B. Change of Residential Parent

Agreed entries changing the residential parent are not accepted. A filed motion, with proper service to the Hamilton County Child Support Enforcement Agency, followed by a hearing is required.
An exception to the above will be made only in cases where the party losing residential parent status is represented by counsel, and an entry is presented, signed by all parties and counsel, setting forth the agreement regarding the change in status and the effect thereon to child support payments, medical and dental insurance coverage and status of tax exemptions.

C. Shared Parenting Plans

Minor changes to Shared Parenting Plans are exempted.

D. Generally

Agreed entries shall bear the signature of all parties and counsel.
In cases where a party is not represented by counsel and an Agreed Entry purports to deprive such party of a right or otherwise operates to the potential detriment of such party, a hearing on the merits of such matters shall be conducted by the Court before such entry shall be accepted and journalized by the Court.

When applicable, requisite income and expense forms must accompany all Agreed Entries presented to the Court.

 

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