Any issues in a divorce case that involve children can be highly contentious. Child support is one part of that aspect of these types of cases. While every parent obviously wants to take care of their children, being ordered by a court to pay money to an ex-spouse can rub some people the wrong way. And, any given case can have some unique child support issues to address.
For most people, there are benefits to attempting to negotiate an agreement out-of-court with a soon-to-be ex-spouse. While movies and television shows like to portray divorce cases as all-out courtroom battles, the reality is quite different. Many divorcing couples, even though their marriage is coming to an end, can appreciate the savings in both time and money that can come with attempting to work out an agreement that is mutually acceptable. Determining a child support amount that can be legally ratified by the court can be a part of such an agreement.
Unfortunately, there are certain cases that do need to be litigated in front of a family law judge. Sometimes, agreements simply cannot be reached. When this occurs, it is important to understand how a family law judge will make a determination about the amount of child support to be paid, and which parent will pay it.
At our law firm, we do our best to help Ohio residents who believe that they may face tricky or unique issues when it comes to child support in their divorce case. To learn more about how our law firm might be able to help, please visit the child support overview section of our website.