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Franklin County Child Support Lawyer
Hard-Working Franklin County Divorce Lawyer
Child support can become an important and contentious issue during divorce, custody and paternity hearings. When drafting or enforcing a child support order, you need to make sure you have adequate representation to ensure you are treated fairly by the other parent. As a trained Franklin County divorce attorney, I can work with you towards obtaining a favorable result from the court.
At the Law Offices of Catherine M. White, I take a comprehensive approach to family law matters to find an acceptable resolution. My clients can trust me to give them honest legal counsel for whatever they are facing so they know what to expect. I also attempt to reach out to the other side in order to obtain the quickest solution so both parties can move forward with their lives. When you have a family law matter and need help, my law firm is there with personalized and compassionate care.
How does Ohio determine child support?
There are various details involved in how the court determines how much child support you can be ordered to pay or receive.
Some of these factors include, among others:
- Estimated monthly cost of daycare
- Number of children involved
- Estimated monthly cost of healthcare or health insurance
- Basic needs of the child
- Gross monthly income of both parents
- Amount of child support or spousal support paid for children from a prior marriage
I can represent you in court and argue on your behalf if you feel you are being ordered to pay more than your fair share of child support. On the other hand, I can advocate for you if you believe you have been ordered to receive insufficient support.
Ohio courts will always rule on what is in the best interest of the child. This means you must be able to justify to the court an agreed dollar amount for support if it is different than what is determined under Ohio law. There are specific statutory factors that allow for a deviation of child support.
How Much Back Child Support is a Felony in Ohio?
In Ohio, failing to pay child support for 26 weeks out of 104 weeks, or owing more than $5,000 in back child support, is considered a felony. A person convicted of felony nonsupport could face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
If you are facing charges of felony nonsupport in Ohio, it is crucial to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can assist you understand the charges against you and your legal options.
Take Action to Ensure Your Fair Treatment
You need a seasoned Franklin County divorce attorney to stand beside you and help you and the other parent reach a mutually agreeable support payment plan. Speak with my law firm for the advice you need to work towards a positive outcome.