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.
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.
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.
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.