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Child Support

Child Support Lawyer in Columbus

Offering Personalized Legal Assistance Tailored to Your Unique Situation

When two separated or divorced individuals share a child, it is common for one parent to provide child support to help the primary custodial parent with the cost of child-rearing. While most people associate child support with the father as the paying parent and mother as the receiving parent, this is not always the case. Every situation is different and each child support case should be treated with the personalized attention it deserves.

At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, our Columbus child support attorney offers methodical strategies that are both creative and backed by experience. He draws from personal experience in order to provide you with the compassionate, one-on-one guidance and aggressive advocacy you need during this difficult time. When the future seems uncertain, you can rely on our firm to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Need a child support lawyer in Columbus or nearby? Contact our firm at (614) 344-6965 today to get started with a free, initial case evaluation!

How Is Child Support Determined in Ohio?

Generally speaking, in the state of Ohio, both parents have a presumed duty to provide for and support their child until he or she reaches the age of 18. Certain circumstances, such as a child with a mental or physical disability requiring ongoing care and/or treatment, whether or not the child is still in high school at the age of 18, a legally emancipated child, or a pre-arranged agreement between the parents may alter the length of time that child support must be paid.

In most cases, the non-custodial (or non-residential) parent is responsible for making child support payments. The amount of child support that must be paid is determined by the court based on the Ohio child support guidelines, as established by the Ohio Supreme Court. These guidelines use various factors, such as the gross income, the number of children, type of custody, etc. to determine the dollar amount that must be paid to the custodial parent.

Deviations from the Ohio Child Support Guidelines

If the other parent of your child has challenged court-ordered child support payments or you believe that you were ordered to pay an unfair amount, you may be wondering whether exceptions can be made. In fact, certain circumstances may lead the court to deviate from the Ohio child support guidelines.

When deciding if child support payments are appropriate and fair, the court will look at a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Income disparity between the two households
  • Whether or not the child has special needs
  • Whether other court-ordered payments are in effect
  • If either parent is responsible for supporting other individuals
  • The physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child
  • Any extraordinary obligations for other children
  • If there are extraordinary costs associated with parenting time
  • Any relevant benefits a parent receives through another spouse/partner
  • The standard of living for both parents and the child
  • Any additional employment obtained by the paying parent to support another family

Additionally, child support payments can be modified after the original court order. To petition for a child support modification, it must be at least 36 months past the original court-issued order (or previous modification). It’s possible to request an administrative review if the original child support order doesn’t take into account health insurance for the child or if there has been a drastic, specific change in circumstances.

Discuss your options with our Columbus child support attorney today. Call The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak at (614) 344-6965 to schedule a free, one-hour case evaluation.

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