Payment of College Expenses by Divorced Parents

Child Support

Child Support

In Ohio, child support is calculated using the Ohio Child Support Guideline Worksheet which applies statutory guidelines set forth by the Ohio Revised Code. The basic information going into child support calculations includes each parent’s income, the parent’s work related child care expenses, health insurance premiums incurred for the children, each parent’s local income taxes, and whether any other child support or spousal support (alimony) is being paid or received by either parent.

The Ohio Child Support Guideline Worksheet addresses child support for parents who earn a “combined gross income” of $150,000.00 or less. In cases where the parties “combined gross income” exceeds $150,000.00 and\or where there are special needs of a minor child, additional awards of child support may be Ordered.  The Court can deviate from the child support guideline amount, either up or down, in the appropriate circumstances.  However, the Court must find that the strict application of the guidelines would be unjust or otherwise inappropriate.  The determination of child support can be further complicated when one parent is self-employed or is “hiding” income.   Whenever addressing a “deviation” in child support, it is important to have an attorney who has extensive experience with child support related matters.


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Payment of College Expenses by Divorced Parents