Q: How is child support determined when there is 50-50 /50 custody Or 51/49
A: Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3119.07 If the parents have split parental rights and responsibilities, the child support obligations of the parents shall be offset, and the court shall issue a child support order requiring the parent with the larger child support obligation to pay the net amount pursuant to the child support order. Ohio Revised Code 3119.24 states a court that issues a shared parenting order shall order an amount of child support to be paid under the child support order that is calculated in accordance with the schedule and with the worksheet, except that, if that amount would be unjust or inappropriate to the children or either parent and therefore not in the best interest of the child because of the extraordinary circumstances of the parents or because of any other factors or criteria set forth in section 3119.23 of the Revised Code, the court may deviate from that amount. Ohio Code at 3119.23 sets out the factors to be considered in granting a deviation of child support if the parents do not have exactly 50/50 time.
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