Columbus Child Support Lawyers
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Any time children are involved in a divorce, protecting their futures will always make up a significant portion of the divorce process. With so much on the line, from which parent will receive primary custody to the amount of money the other parent will need to pay in child support, this can easily become the most stressful part of a divorce. These negotiations and arguments are often incredibly contentious and require experienced legal counsel to navigate and secure the most beneficial outcome possible.
Contact us at (614) 344-4311 to talk to a member of our firm and begin planning your next steps.
Our Columbus family law attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have spent decades representing individuals and families in court and at the negotiation table in order to secure them the beneficial outcome they need to move on to the next phase of their lives. Fighting to secure child support is often a contentious and stressful process, but having a passionate and knowledgeable attorney by your side will put you in the best position possible to fight for what your family needs. Reach out to us to speak with one of our attorneys and start to plan out your next steps.
How Is Child Support Calculated In Ohio?
Ohio courts follow state law when calculating the amount of child support a parent needs to pay. The formula will combine both parent’s gross incomes, while certain deductions may be allowed from each parent’s income. These deductions may include:
- Local income tax.
- Spousal or child support payments for other former spouses or children.
- Value of a federal dependency exemption for the dependents in their household, excluding the children involved in the current child support payment calculations.
Once these deductions are taken out, both parent’s incomes are combined and applied to a chart identifying the amount of support necessary to raise children in that income category. For example, if one parent makes $20,000 per year and the other makes $40,000 per year, the parent with the higher income will be required to pay 66 percent of the child support. To get a better understanding of what you may be required to pay, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website can provide an estimate through their calculator – but only for families who make between $6,600 and $150,000 per year. Even if your yearly income falls between those figures, there are several factors that could affect your payments. An experienced family law attorney can help answer any questions you may have and help you throughout the entire divorce process.
Hire A Qualified Lawyer To Handle Your Case
Fighting to secure the child support payments you require to provide for your children can be the most stressful and most important part of your divorce case. Our Columbus family law lawyers at Grossman Law Offices have helped thousands of individuals and families secure the beneficial outcomes they need ever since we first opened our doors more than 40 years ago.
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