Both parties have a financial obligation to support the child(ren) in the State of Ohio. This applies to both married and unmarried parents. Child support is calculated in Ohio by using statutory guidelines under Ohio Revised Code 3119.01, based upon the parties’ combined gross income. The court must first determine the parties’ gross incomes and then determine whether there should be any deviations to the child support amount. The deviations are based upon the parenting time or other special obligations that each party has undertaken for the children.
The factors that the court may consider are as follows:
- Special or exceptional needs of the children
- Other court-ordered payments.
- Extended parenting time or extraordinary costs associated with parenting time.
- Significant contributions from a parent, including, but not limited to, direct payment for lessons, sports equipment, schooling, or clothing.
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