Child Support

Child support is often a hotly contested issue in Divorce and Family Law. People often have difficulty agreeing to the terms of a child support order.

A child support order typically remains in effect until a child reaches the age of 18 (or even longer in some instances.) Withholding child support for any reason can lead to contempt of court and a host of other serious consequences.

Non-custodial parents have the financial obligation to support their kids. To determine the amount of support a parent is required to pay, the Court will use the “Ohio Child Support Guidelines” as a guide. Both parents must provide verification of their incomes for the past six months or provide their most recent income tax returns.

Child Support Court Order

An order to pay child support is considered to be independent of any other rights or responsibilities of the non-custodial parent. However, sometimes this needs to be legally modified based on a variety of circumstances, such as age, loss of a job, remarriage, etc.

You want an attorney on your case that will achieve the best possible outcome for you and your child.  Michael E. Bryant knows how to present child support matters for the court’s consideration and how to achieve the best results.