Financial support for your children
Ensuring that your children have what they need is important, and child support can assist you with meeting your children’s needs. It is also important, however, whether you are the parent receiving support or the parent paying support, that your rights are protected during the process of establishing or modifying a child support order, and that the order is fair to both parents. Determining child support can involve complex issues and it is crucial to have an experiences family law attorney on your side who can properly advise you about your best options.
Gena R. Larison and staff have many years of family law experience, and our office cares about the best interests of you and your children. We will help determine whether your child support order is fair and accurate for your individual circumstances and will stand up for your rights during settlement negotiations or during litigation.
CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES IN OHIO
In Ohio, state guidelines are used to determine the amount of the child support order in each case. The guidelines work as a formula, using the parents' incomes and other financial information to arrive at the final child support figure. It is important to ensure that what goes into the guideline support formula is accurate and that the child support calculations will not be skewed by faulty or inaccurate data.
Family court judges and magistrates also have the ability to deviate from the child support guidelines if it is appropriate for your specific situation. Judges may consider the parenting time schedule, division of other child-related expenses, tax issues, special needs of the child, and many other factors when issuing a child support order. Gena R. Larison is very experienced in child support matters and will help you present your specific circumstances accurately and in a manner that will achieve a fair, equitable result.