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What is included as gross income for child support?

There are many different costs that people in Ohio have and must pay in order to live the lifestyles they are accustomed to living. In order to pay for these costs, people must have income or some source of money. These sources of income could be through a job or other work that the person performs, but it can also come from many other sources. Some of these sources are taxable and some are not, but all of the money received can be used to meet monthly obligations.

Determining child support for voluntarily unemployed parent

When parents raise their children they need to provide for them in many ways including financially. At the most basic level, parents must feed their children, make sure they have a place to live and are clothed. Simply providing the basics can be expensive, but there are many other costs that parents must pay as well such as for healthcare costs, child care costs, extracurricular activities and others. If the parents are married sharing the costs are easy, but if parents divorce ensuring both parents contribute can be more difficult.

When can people modify child support orders in Ohio?

Many parents in Ohio are no longer with the other parent of their children. It could be because the parents are divorced or were never married to the other parent. Despite the fact that the parents are no longer together, the parents still need to raise their children. This includes providing love, support, guidance and financial support. To ensure that both parents are contributing financially generally there is a child support order in place ordering one parent to pay child support to the other.

Dealing with problems paying child support

There are thousands of parents in Ohio who are bound to comply with a child support order from a court. For some, child support payments are not a problem, and they willing make the monthly payments in order to attempt to ensure that their children have what they need. However, there are many parents who struggle with child support orders, and they do everything they can to make sure that the payments are made in full and on time. But, they may still come up short.

Unique issues with child support in cases in Ohio

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.

6 Common Myths about Ohio Child Support

With the launch of our new Ohio child support calculator, we wanted to address some common misconceptions many people have when it comes to establishing child support. While Ohio law includes guidelines for determining parents' respective obligations, calculating child support in a dissolution or divorce is not always as straightforward as it seems.

How is Child Support Calculated in Ohio?

If you have children and are preparing to go through a divorce, it is important that you familiarize yourself with Ohio' statutory child support guidelines. Unlike spousal support and the division of marital property (with respect to which divorcing spouses have a certain degree of flexibility), Ohio law requires divorcing spouses to adhere to a strict set of requirements when it comes to establishing child support payment rights and obligations.

Calculating Child Support and Spousal Support in an Ohio Divorce

For most people, addressing the financial implications is one of the most important aspects of their divorce. This is completely understandable. Regardless of how long you have been married, transitioning into a new life on your own is wrought with uncertainties, and the last thing you want is to suddenly find yourself unable to support the lifestyle to which you've grown accustomed and provide for your children.

Fathers Rights in an Ohio Divorce

Fathers' Rights In Ohio

When determining issues of fathers rights, child custody, child support and visitation, the state of Ohio is concerned primarily with the needs of the child. The court will determine what arrangement will work best for the stability and health of the child. Any decisions on issues of child custody and other matters will follow. As a father, you have the opportunity to present your case in front of the court. The attorneys at Laubacher & Co will help demonstrate that your presence in the life of your child is important and must be protected.

How to Minimize Negative Effects of Divorce on Children

Getting divorced means big changes for everyone in the family, and one of the biggest concerns parents have is how their divorce will effect the kids. Much of the effect on children in a divorce depends on how the parents handle the situation. In order to help everyone involved, Cleveland County requires that parents with minor children complete a four-hour course at the Center for Children and Families, to help them proceed in a healthy way.

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