(Cost of your family plan minus your single plan)

How to use the Calculator

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Our calculator is for educational use only, but it follows the most important Ohio guidelines; you just need to input the correct information in each field.

Income: Input the total gross income for each party. Your gross pay is the amount earned before any taxes or deductions are taken out. Deductions could include health insurance, retirement, 401K contributions, FSA or HAS funds and related amounts.

Other Income: What else do you or your soon to be ex-spouse do to earn an income. Spousal support, income from a second job or occasional work needs to go into this column.

Self Employed: If you are self-employed, this section allows you to input gross income and expenses to get a net total. Your tax returns should contain this information, usually on a Schedule C form. It can be difficult to really pinpoint how much a self-employed person makes; a divorce attorney can help you untangle this figure and make sure child support is properly calculated.

Benefit income: Do either of you receive unemployment, worker’s compensation or disability? How about regular distribution of other monetary benefits? That information goes here.

Deductions: Your tax deductions for having kids, any child support, child care or related expenses go into this section.

Healthcare: Who provides healthcare benefits for the family? Highlight the correct parent here, along with any uncovered expenses you may have.

Once you have entered as much information as you can, use the “calculate payment” button to get an idea of the amount of child support the non-custodial parent would have to pay. While only the court has the ability to determine the final amount, this figure can help you plan and give you an idea of what to expect.

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Educational Purposes Only

The rules for calculating child support in Ohio can be overwhelming, so we created this calculator to help provide an estimate of what to expect. This calculator is for educational purposes only; you’ll need to consult with an attorney to get a true idea of what to expect.

The more accurate the data you input is, the better;your divorce attorney can help you work through the details and ensure that your child support is calculated correctly. The right calculations are essential, since they will impact the amount of money you pay or receive after divorce. The court can adjust the amounts paid based on your individual circumstances; your attorney can also help you determine which factors could impact your child support amounts.

Child support is a complex topic in Ohio, and the best way to make sure your children receive the right amount of benefits is to consult with a qualified attorney. Contact us if you are concerned about child support and to learn more about what to expect from the process. We’re committed to helping you through this difficult time and ensuring that you and your children gain the best possible outcome.

Data for the table supplying child support amounts is drawn from the Ohio Child Support Guidelines R.C. Section 3119.021:  Basic Child Support Schedule.