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Your local CSEA will use the Ohio Parent Locator Service (OPLS) to search. If the nonresidential parent is out of state, the CSEA can request another state to search. The CSEA can also request location through the Federal Parent Locator System (FPLS), Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM), National Directory of New Hires (NDNH), and the Federal Case Registry (FCR). All of these matches have as a first step a Social Security Number verification. It is becoming harder for nonpaying parents to hide from their child support obligations and the agencies that enforce them.
Even the most common family law issue can be intensely stressful. A knowledgeable family lawyer can guide you through the process. An attorney will coach you on how to proceed and give expert guidance on hearings, trials and enforcing court orders. Take the first step now and talk to an experienced local family attorney.