Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Ohio Child Support Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Do I have to let my child's father have alone visits if I get child support? He is narcissistic and has mental issues ?
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 7, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3109.042 an unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. This means that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I had a question about visitation without a court order

My daughter's dad didn't want anything to do with her and didn't want anyone to know he had a child with me until there was a court order to prove that she was his now he wants to see her by himself without anyone there for more than a couple of hrs, he has seen her only a total of... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Sep 2, 2022

In Ohio, when parents are unmarried, the mother is the residential parent and legal custodian of the minor child until there a court order stating otherwise. The mother has the say if she wishes to grant the Father parenting time. The Father will need to file papers in court to allocate parental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: How is child support determined when there is 50-50 /50 custody Or 51/49
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Aug 27, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Can I still get charged with back pay child support?

When the mother and I established paternity she refused child support I supported her financially since my son was born but we are at a point where we just don't get along anymore so I filed to pay child support. Can she still get back paid child support from when my son was born? I don't... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Jun 22, 2022

A request for back child support must be made in advance. The parties are entitled to a trial for the court to decide if they cannot agree to settle the issue. At a court trial the parties can enter their testimony and provide evidence to the court concerning any reasons why the opposing party... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Can the Ohio child support agency garnish wages for admin fees only and Claim its for child support?

I have a received a letter stating garnishment of wages for child support. I do not owe child support but do owe an admin fee. The letter sent to my employer claims the garnishment is for child support. This is from the Hamilton county child support agency. I have called several times and have... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

The Child Support Enforcement Agency can garnish wages until all funds owed are paid. Most likely any administrative fees were included in the wage withholidng order for garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I know this is asking for a miracle. Are there any pro bono or low cost lawyers in Columbus Ohio for Father's Rights?

I have had both of my children ripped from underneath me. I pay child support for one and they left the state and I have no clue where she is. My son had an incident last year with his mother where children services were called on her and nothing was done and now she has moved out of state. I feel... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) exists to provide free assistance and guidance to those attempting to navigate our complex legal system. In order to qualify for free services at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, you must meet income... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My employer is taking to much child support out of my paycheck. If they continue do I have a legal option?

I pay child support biweekly. I was on STD and got behind but paid cash to cover the back amount plus the current month to get my balance to $0. My employer continues to take the adjusted amount out of my paycheck even though I have provided documentation that I am not behind on support. I’ve... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

In the state of Ohio, Cash payments made directly to a parent instead of the Child Support Enforcement Agency is considered a gift. The parties can file an agreed motion and order to reduce child support by the amount of the cash gift and file it with the court for a judge's signature. The... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Want Divorce from alcoholic husband. Together we have 3 daughters and he refuses leave! What are my options?

Married 12 years.

His unpredictable behaviors are escalating, now having people over 4 nights a week, until 2am most times. I am a professional with a demanding schedule and will need a nanny afterwards. I'm very on edge lately not sleeping, worrying about the safety of myself and... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 9, 2022

There are situations where the parties will need help from the court to make decisions about the marital home and marital property at the very beginning of the Divorce case. Courts in Ohio use temporary orders to give the parties a set of rules which they must follow while the Divorce case is... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What does the court will stay her sentence pending payment towards her support order mean???
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 21, 2022

It means the court won't order her sentence into execution (likely meaning sending her to jail) if she makes her payments on her support order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What steps do i need to take to prepare for an contempt of non support hearing in ohio.

I plan to represent myself, and don't want to go to jail

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 12, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court has provided a brochure about contempt at this link: https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/CFC/resources/DRBenchCards/3_contempt.pdf

The other party must prove their case for contempt and the Defendant may provide evidence concerning any defenses to contempt....
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I'm already on child support for one child an she want to put me on child support for another child would I have two.

Would I have two child support orders or 1

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 1, 2022

There is a separate case for each child in Ohio when the parents are unmarried. However parents can ask the court to combine the cases for purposes of hearings and calculations if the parties are the biological parents of the children.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How can I get some one on one advice on the forms I need to go about getting a divorce and the reasons?

My husband is being non cooperative, he controls all the money, basically lives in another state comes home for 3 days out of a month! Leaves all the responsibilities of our 3 children on me, doesn’t spend any time with them or me, I ask that we sit down and discuss the matter of separating or... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Mar 22, 2022

If he won't cooperate, then you will have to get an attorney and do the divorce yourself. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local family law attorneys and then hire one to represent you through the divorce process and to answer questions about custody, child support, spousal support,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Brown County, OH. Dissolution and child support.

We're trying to do this without a lawyer. We agreed on everything already, will be splitting time with children equally. She doesn't want child support so do we have to fill out the paperwork for child support in the shared parenting plan section?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 14, 2022

The court requires all the forms to be completed and submitted. You are making a mistake if you do it without an attorney. Yes, there are some legal fees involved, perhaps a few hundred if you both agree on everything, but if you make a mistake in what you are doing, it could be much more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I take my baby mom to court so that I could claim my kids on taxes every other year?

They live with her but I am a very present father. I do more for them than I do for myself. Anything they need I always buy.

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Feb 3, 2022

If you pay child support, you may be able to make an argument to claim one or more of the children, but it will be a fact-determination by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: i need legal help for child support and child custody for my 2 kids

i dont have income coming in right as now but i just started a new job and will soon. my children's father thinks him and his girlfriends kids are more important then taking care of our kids. i just need legal need to get full custody and get him on child support. we agreed on a certain amount... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Jan 31, 2022

You don't need a lawyer to get him on child support. Go to your local child support enforcement agency office and apply, in person, for a support order for your children. They will handle the rest.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Hi I’m 14 years old and I have a lot going on at home I was wondering if I’m aloud to be emancipated with a parent’s

Consent in the state of ohio

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 18, 2022

Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation, so talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: What steps can I take without legal representation, my daughters mother wants to relocate out of the state of Ohio.

I had paternity test done, I am the father. We have not been to court at all to set child support or custody etc. our daughter is 4 years old. Cincinnati Ohio area

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 18, 2022

Contact your local juvenile court and ask for the form you need to file for parental rights, or check the court's web site. But the court people can't offer much help -- they can't offer legal advice. So if you don't do it correctly, you are not likely to succeed. So to... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: When is it abandonment?

I had a short fling with an old friend, found out he had an extensive criminal record, that includes DV, and drug use and multiple thefts.He’s threatened to come to my house if I didn’t answer the phone. I tried co parenting but when he found out I was getting my conceal carry he said if I did... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 6, 2022

If you were not married to him, and a court has not granted him any parental rights to your child, then he has none, and as the mother, you have sole legal custody and decide who gets to spend time with your child, or can prohibit all contact. You could initiate action to have him pay child... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Can south carolina dmv suspend an out of state cdl for being behind on child support?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Dec 18, 2021

Not exactly. They may have a reciprocal agreement with your state of licensure though in which they agree to honor each other’s suspensions. This is fairly common practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: For a custody arrangement to change. What motions need to be filed?

Mom and dad no longer together. According to arrangement made, mom cannot move away from county. This was a request made by the father and granted by the court. If more details are needed, please ask!

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Nov 29, 2021

Motion to modify parenting plan. You'll need to establish that since the last order there has been 1) a substantial change in circumstances and 2) that the change is in the best interest of the minor child.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.