Columbus, OH Child Support Attorneys
Are you a parent terminating your marriage or not married but entitled to or obligated to pay child support? How much child support are you entitled to or required to pay by law? Can you get extra child support for your children? Child support ensures that the child or children share in the resources of both parents. The State of Ohio has statutory guidelines to determine child support based on the gross incomes of the parents. The calculation isn’t based purely on one’s total or “gross income,” but instead it allows for certain deductions to be made before calculating support. And it also includes the cost of any work or education related day care expense and the cost of health insurance for the child or children. Don’t hesitate to get the help of an experienced child support attorney at Buck, Fish & White, Ltd., contact us today and get started on your case right away.
Child Support Deviation
The guideline amount may not be the final word – it may be changed up or down (known as a “deviation”), depending upon extenuating circumstances. Those circumstances may include:
- Special and unusual needs of your child
- Other court-ordered payments
- Extended parenting time
- Extraordinary costs related to the exercise of parenting time (such as travel costs)
- Disparity of income between households
- Relative financial resources of the parents
- Benefits either parent receives from marriage or sharing living expenses with another person
- Standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the parents were together
- Responsibility of the parents for the support of others
Persuading the judge, magistrate or other parent that a deviation is in the best interest of the child requires dependable advice and decisive action. We can help both mothers and fathers determine their rights.
Modification of Child Support
Ohio law requires the Child Support Enforcement Agency to review your child support case every three years. This review may result in the modification of your child support order. You will have a limited time to object to the amount determined upon a review and request a hearing in court.
There are times when you can also request that the court order that your child support be modified. You are required to prove that there has been a 10% change in the child support order or a substantial change in circumstances not contemplated at the time of the last child support order.
Child Support Enforcement
Buck, Fish & White, Ltd. also helps people who have not been receiving court-ordered child support payments. We understand that this can place an unnecessary financial burden on you as you try to provide for your children. We explore the collection options available, including wage garnishment, to get past-due child support payments.
Call our firm today at 614-538-2901 to schedule your consultation.