Non-custodial parents in Ohio are obligated to pay child support to the other parent who has custody of the minor children. However, the amount that you pay each month will depend on a number of factors. These factors are uniform for every child support case filed in Ohio.
How Much You Earn
One of the primary factors used to determine how much you will pay in child support each month in Ohio is how much money you earn each month. The amount that you pay will be based on your gross income rather than your net income. It also will typically avoid taking into consideration how much you pay in taxes each pay period.
However, it will consider how much you pay each month for your family's health insurance and what, if anything, that you pay in child support for children from a previous relationship. It also will depend on how much you contribute toward the minor children's daycare expenses.
Number of Children
The amount that you pay each month in child support will also depend on how many children you have with the custodial parent. As a general rule, the more children that you have, the more that you will pay in child support. This support must remain in place until the last minor child turns 18.
These factors are non-negotiable in most cases and are standard for every child support filed in Ohio. However, you could have your case adjusted due to circumstances like disability or unemployment.
Seek a Columbus Child Support Lawyer
To ensure that you pay or receive the fairest amount of child support each month in Ohio, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Columbus family law attorney to represent you. At Law Offices of William L. Geary, we can argue your case in court and ensure that your financial obligations are in line with the above factors.
Call our Columbus child support lawyer today at (614) 289-1227 to discuss your child support case today.