Child support is normally paid by the non-residential parent, called the obligor, to the residential parent, known as the obligee. If you have questions about child support in your situation, we have answers.
Please contact the David A. Looney Co. LPA at 330-785-3337, or fill out our contact form for advice about your situation. We serve clients in the Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina, and Wayne counties of Ohio. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we are aggressive, equipped, and prepared to fight for you and help you solve your legal problems.
The court is required to calculate the amount of child support to be paid based upon a schedule set forth in Section 3119.021 of the Ohio Revised Code. The gross earnings of both parents are considered, along with any costs for day care, health insurance, and other children for which a party may be paying support. Adjustments may be made to the schedule of payments for the amount of time in which the children are actually with the obligor.
The law requires that if a child support obligor receives regular wages, the support must be deducted from his paycheck by way of a wage attachment.
The court retains jurisdiction to modify child support based upon the changed circumstances of any party. Failure to pay court-ordered child support is a contempt of court, which can result in a jail sentence. Chronic cases of non-payment can result in the filing of felony criminal charges.
The experienced family law attorneys at the David A. Looney Co. LPA can advise you about child support in your case. Call us at 330-785-3337, or fill out our contact form.