The guidelines for setting child support in Ohio are found in the Ohio Revised Code. Guideline child support in Ohio is set, taking into consideration the “level” of lifestyle the child would be accustomed to in the event the parents remained together, residing in the same household.
There are many facts and circumstances taken into consideration in the computing of a fair and equitable child support to be paid by one parent to the other. Those circumstances include the amount of time each parent has possession of the child, the cost of health insurance, work related child care expenses, whether either parent has additional children and/or pay or receive child support for other children, the payment and collection of spousal support, etc.
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We represent both men and women in child support matters. Regardless of whether our client receives or pays child support the formula is straightforward and predictable.
Child Support is one area where many courts pay special attention because they take their role of protecting the children’s finances very seriously. Any agreement which clients make on their own, outside of court, will have to comport with standard guidelines for the agreement to be entered as an order of court.
Ending or Modifying Child Support
Without any documented agreement to the contrary, child support ends when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs latter, however, no later than the child’s nineteenth birthday, except in unique cases. Most child support is paid through automatic withholding through Ohio Child Support Payment Central.
Modification of child support can occur to adjust child support due to significant changes.