Questions About Child Support In Ohio? We Have Answers.
Whether you will be paying child support or receiving support on behalf of your children, you want to ensure that a fair and reasonable amount is determined. Our child support lawyers skillfully guide parents through the process of determining child support and can help resolve issues that arise after the initial determination.
If you are a parent who is going through a divorce, or if you have post-divorce child support questions, talk to our lawyers. You can call 419-719-5086 for a free phone consultation.
Determining Child Support In Ohio
Child support in Ohio is calculated by mandatory guidelines. The factors involved in the calculation include the income of each parent, the number of overnights with the children, health insurance costs and child care expenses.
It is possible to deviate from the support guidelines, but there are quite a few restrictions. Having an attorney on your side to argue for or against a deviation is in your best interests.
Above all else, child support determinations are made in the best interests of the child or children. Our knowledgeable attorneys strive to arrive at amicable child support agreements that protect our clients’ rights and the best interests of their children.
Do You Suspect Financial Misconduct?
When determining child support, it is necessary for both the payor and the payee to fully disclose their income. If you suspect the other party is hiding assets in an effort to avoid paying the full amount of support or to obtain more support than is needed, talk to us. We are skilled in uncovering hidden assets and have even helped clients fight for punitive damages for financial misconduct.
Toledo, Ohio, Child Support Modification And Enforcement Lawyers
In the months and years after a divorce has been finalized, it is possible that you may encounter problems or concerns regarding an existing child support order. Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, represents clients in modification and enforcement actions. The need for a modification can arise from a substantial change in material conditions. For example, an increase in income of the payor party can result in modifying support upwards. Or, if the payor party is delinquent in paying child support, the payee party can seek an enforcement action to obtain the late child support payments.
Contact Our Toledo, Ohio, Child Support Attorneys
We offer free initial phone consultations so you can talk with a lawyer without cost or obligation. Call us at 419-719-5086 or contact us online. We accept all major credit cards and can meet clients at offices in Sylvania, Toledo or Northwood.