Securing Full And Fair Support Orders
Elyria and Medina child support attorney Justin C. Miller serves men and women throughout Ohio who need professional, understanding legal counsel and representation in child support and spousal support (alimony) matters.
You can feel secure in his dedication and ability to defend your goals and to seek positive resolutions to your family law concerns. Contact his office online today to arrange your private consultation.
Child Support Guidelines In Ohio
When the children primarily live with one parent (the “custodial” parent), the other parent will be required to contribute financially toward their care. This child support money may be awarded either by the Domestic Relations Court, the Child Support Enforcement Agency or the Juvenile Court.
The exact amount of child support that the noncustodial parent must pay depends on various factors in Ohio’s structured Child Support Guidelines. These include:
- The incomes of both parents
- Daycare costs
- Health insurance costs (for the child)
- Parenting time agreements
Child support obligations usually terminate when the child turns 18 unless he or she is still in school or has certain disabilities.
Factors That Affect Spousal Support/Alimony Orders
Spousal support is intended to help the dependent spouse maintain a reasonable standard of living after divorce. It may be awarded to either the man or the woman, depending on the situation, but it is usually only awarded for a certain length of time or in a certain lump sum.
Unlike child support, there are no set guidelines for alimony. The courts will consider:
- The relative incomes, expenses and earning abilities of the parties
- The length of the marriage and standard of living
- The ages and physical conditions of both parties
- Other relevant factors
Take The First Step Toward Protecting Your Financial Future
Justin C. Miller Esq. is here to assist you with child support modifications, spousal support agreements, enforcement of existing court orders and all other support-related issues. He provides family law services at reasonable rates and offers payment plans when needed.