If the obligee is cohabiting, you need to file a motion to terminate your obligation to pay support and then bring sufficient evidence to court to prove the cohabitation. Sleep overs don't count. You need to research what constitutes cohabitation in Ohio, it's probably different than you think. I would suggest that retaining counsel may be cheaper than what you are doing now. Spending 30 days is jail is no picnic, and if you don't pay, that's likely to happen. And no, it's not unfair. Courts have rules that must be observed or everything falls into chaos, And attorneys have special knowledge about how to deal with courts. So you either need to obtain that special knowledge, or retain counsel. Otherwise, the system doesn't work, costs go up, and everyone complains because their taxes are too high.
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