Zanesville, OH asked in Child Support for Ohio

Q: I agreed to $0 child support a year ago in ohio and filed a modification, what is my chance of winning. org obl. was 600

joint custody

I thought we made the same amount of money, right after court he got a large raise and his taxes do not add up to what he put on original form.

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Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
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  • Xenia, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It will depend on several factors. Primarily, Ohio Courts must look for a "change in circumstance" when deciding if child support should be adjusted. This means they will evaluate if the current circumstances are so different from when $0 support was agreed to, that the support amount needs to be changed now. Your child's father's income increase could potentially qualify as a "change in circumstance" if it is large enough. Similarly, if he lied to or materially mislead the court on financial filings in the initial case, then finding that information out now could potentially be a "change in circumstance". It is however nearly impossible to tell you a specific "chance" of winning. I suggest consulting a family law attorney on this matter.

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