Child support decisions have long been hailed as one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. With that in mind, you need to know that both your rights and the rights of your child are protected amidst this crucial time.
At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we consistently go above and beyond our clients’ expectations when it comes to fighting for what they deserve.
Helping You Obtain Your Desired Outcome
We are firm believers that the relationship between a parent and a child is something to be cherished. We don’t want the stress of a child custody decision to damage this relationship, which is why we work tirelessly behind the scenes so you don’t have to. With a thorough understanding of state law and over five decades of combined experience, you can trust our child support lawyers to carefully handle every detail of your unique case.
How is child support calculated in Ohio?
State law dictates that both parents are obligated to support their child until the child turns 18. In many cases, however, only the noncustodial parent actually makes payments. The custodial parent is simply presumed to spend the ordered amount directly on the child, rather than making payments.
Child support orders are calculated based on a number of different factors, including:
- Total number of children
- Gross monthly income of both parents
- The monthly cost of childcare
- The monthly cost of family group health insurance
- The monthly cost of alimony
After the support order has been established, either parent is allowed to ask the court to change the amount based on the child’s best interests.
- Before making changes, the court looks at things like:
- Needs of the child
- The difference in income between households
- Other court-ordered payments
Your Case Matters – Our Firm is Here for You
No two child support cases are the same, which is why our firm refrains from utilizing cookie-cutter strategies. We take the time to carefully assess your circumstances and build a strategy that makes sense given our findings.
Any legal matter involving children must be handled delicately, something which our team is capable of achieving in even the most complex cases.
The sooner you call, the sooner we can help.