Child support is normally paid by the non-residential parent (obligor) to the residential parent (obligee). The Court is required to calculate the amount of child support following a standard established by the state of Ohio. Considerations for the amount include the gross earnings of both parents, day care fees, health insurance, and other children for which a party may be paying support. 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 has the right 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.