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Let Us Take The Confusion Out Of Child Support

Calculating child support or spousal support can be confusing for those unfamiliar with the Ohio support laws. At Greco Law, our experienced family law attorneys are well-versed in these laws. We can guide you through the different factors that may affect your case.

Bringing Ohio Child Support Laws Up To Date

As of March 2019, Ohio law requires the court to follow new child support guidelines. Ohio had not previously changed its child support laws since 1992. The legislature’s goal was to increase the amount of money collected for children by increasing compliance. Additionally, the minimum child support amounts and the support table have been adjusted for inflation and current medium incomes. A few other changes include:

  • Equalizing payments for children whose parent pays child support to multiple people
  • Including parenting time in the calculation for support
  • Capping child care expenses
  • Accounting for actual out-of-pocket expenses for the child’s health insurance

New support orders will follow these guidelines. Existing child support orders will not automatically change. A county court or child support agency would only change the orders at the request of one of the parents and pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code. If you think your child support order needs to be updated or modified, contact our office for assistance.

Ask An Experienced Family Law Attorney Your Support Questions

Our divorce attorneys would be happy to discuss how the child and spousal support laws might affect your case. We work with clients in Columbus and central Ohio, and we offer an initial evaluation of your case. Call Greco Law today at 614-792-7800 or fill out our online form.