Ohio Child Support Guidelines
Recent changes have been made to the Ohio Child Support Guidelines which determine the amount of child support owed on a case. Here’s how it might impact your case when setting a new order or when adjusting an existing order.
- The economic tables and the child support guidelines worksheet have been updated to reflect more current family needs and realities.
- There is now an adjustment made for low-income, non-residential parents – a “self-sufficiency reserve”. The adjustment is intended to allow a payor to provide for his/her basic living expenses after payment of the support obligation. If individuals have a child support order they can more realistically satisfy, payments should be more consistent.
- Parents will be given credit for all other minor children in multiple family order situations, rather than simply adjusting their income by the actual amount of child support the parent paid or received in the past year. This helps ensure that all the parent’s children are treated equally when setting a support order.
- Non-residential parents will receive a parenting time adjustment in the child support order if a standard parenting time order - 90 overnights each year – is maintained.
- The residential parent, who receives the child support, is presumed to be the parent who will provide medical insurance coverage for the child(ren). The “cash medical support” is an additional amount of support to be used for ordinary medical expenses and will be charged at all times rather than only when insurance is not being provided.
When providing services, the Agency (and its contracted agents-prosecutors, attorneys, hearing officers, etc.) represent the best interest of the children of the State of Ohio and do not represent specific Agency customers or the consumer’s personal interests.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Expect due process procedures to be observed by the agency in actions that may affect you.
- Have your legal representative review agency records that apply to you.
- Expect your personal information to be kept confidential by the agency within the guidelines set by the State and Federal government.
- Make written request for an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services state hearing for issues you may disagree with, including denial of services and untimely provision of services.
All individuals served by the Wood County Child Support Enforcement Agency may seek a judicial determination in matters of child support. Please ask to speak with your Case Manager, an Agency Supervisor, the Assistant Director, or the Agency Director if you have concerns with any of the above matters.