Columbus Ohio Child Support
Child support may become an issue during a divorce, while establishing custody orders if the parties are not married, or after orders have been issued. The obligor, or the person who is responsible to pay child support, is usually the party who has the higher income. If the parties are unable to agree on an amount of child support to be paid, then the court will order that the guideline amount be paid. The guideline amount is a calculation based on both parties income with adjustments made for out-of-pocket health care expenses and local income taxes paid. The final award is based on this adjusted income in comparison with the number of children involved. The parties may agree to deviate child support upward, downward or even to zero. Child support can become a post-decree issue when there is a change in income of one of the parties.
If you need to discuss what sort of child support you may be entitled to or think that you are entitled to a deviation in child support as the obligor, contact Dailey Law Offices today to speak with a Columbus Family Lawyer.