Determining Child Support Obligations In Ohio

Ohio, much like most other states, determines child support obligations according to a formula that takes several factors into account. That does not mean that disputes do not arise between parents who feel they are paying too much or not receiving enough.

At Stamps & Stamps in Dayton, Ohio, our attorneys represent divorcing parents throughout Montgomery County. We help parents better understand their child support obligations and work toward achieving fair determinations that ensure children's needs are met.

Common Factors Used To Determine Child Support Obligations

While the state typically uses some form of support calculator to determine what you will owe or receive, there are exceptions to allow for deductions or additions to the amount. The common financial factors the state takes into account include:

  • Each parent's income
  • Where the child will live
  • The cost of food, shelter and clothing for the child
  • Additional needs for the child, including education, extracurricular activities, health insurance and day care

It is important to remember that no child support determination is ever final, as parents' and children's needs change many times before the child turns 18. When circumstances substantially change, we can help you seek or contest a modification of your child support order. We understand the evidence that is necessary and how to guide you through the legal process. We can also enforce your rights if your ex-spouse is refusing to pay.

Contact Stamps & Stamps Today To Learn More

While the state uses a formula, it can be difficult for most parents to understand. If you schedule a free consultation with us, our lawyers will take the time to learn about your family's financial situation and help you understand what your child support obligations may be. We serve families throughout the Dayton area, including Miamisburg and Beavercreek. Call us today at 888-435-0085 or 937-410-0378.