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Ohio Child Support Calculator
When you consider divorce, you need to figure out how you’ll support yourself and your kids; we know how stressful that situation can be, so we’ve created an educational child support calculator designed to help you learn more about the process.
Ohio has two guidelines regarding child support calculations
- Sole Custody/Shared Parenting Child Support Guidelines: the state calculates the amount of support to be paid to the parent the child lives with. The court starts with a basic calculation that considers the income and expenses of both parents and then tweaks the figures if needed; adjustment can be based on a variety of factors, from the amount of time the child spends with each parent to pre-existing obligations and even special needs. Our child support calculator is designed to cover all of the factors considered in the guidelines and give you an estimate based on your own expenses and income.
- Split Parenting Child Support: this formula is used when there is more than one child and the children reside with different parents. This situation is far less common, since the court generally prefers to keep kids together, but it can happen. Split Parenting Child Support is not covered by the Ohio Child Support Calculator below. If you have this situation, one of our divorce attorneys can help you get an idea of what to expect from the process.