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Co-Parenting After High-Conflict Divorce

Parenting is challenging. Co-parenting after divorce is even more so, with different households with different rules and different schedules, not to mention frequent issues with finances and communication problems. But co-parenting after high-conflict divorce can be much more difficult. It can feel like being ordered to do a flawless ballroom dance routine with someone who […]

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Grey Divorce: What it Is, Why it Happens, How to Plan

The term “grey divorce” refers to the breakdown and breakup of long-term marriages, or marriages of those in their mid-fifties and beyond. Most of us have an expectation that once a couple has made it past some of the struggles common in young marriages—tight budgets, the chaos of raising small children—the rest is smooth sailing. […]

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Back to School (As Co-Parents)

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An office supply store runs an annual back-to-school commercial with parents singing about it being “the most wonderful time of the year.” But if you are sharing custody with your child’s other parent after divorce or separation, you may be dreading the back-to-school season as much as your kids are. Summer is the season of […]

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What are Ordinary (and Extraordinary) Health Care Expenses?

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As you may be aware, Ohio child support law was recently updated for the first time in 25 years. These changes were overdue and necessary, but because they are significant, they are likely to be confusing to those who have to deal with them. One of the major changes has to do with ordinary and […]

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Child Care and Ohio Child Support

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If you have young children and you have a job, there’s a good chance you use paid child care. While some people are lucky enough to have a family member or friend watch their kids while they work, many parents, especially single parents, need to pay for care. If you are paying, or receiving, Ohio […]

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Adjustments to Ohio Child Support for Other Children and Health Insurance

The last time Ohio child support underwent major changes, the year was 1992. Back then, a first-class stamp cost 29 cents, many people had never even used email, and a gallon of gas was $1.13. Clearly, a lot has changed since those days, and it was time for child support to change, too. In 2018, […]

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Imputing Income for Ohio Child Support—What’s Changed

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A lot can change in a quarter of a century: presidential administrations, fashions, hairlines and waistlines, to name a few. One thing that had not changed in a quarter-century was Ohio’s child support guidelines. In 2018, the Ohio House passed House Bill 366, bringing Ohio child support law into the 21st century at last. HB […]

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What is “Gross Income” For Ohio Child Support Purposes?

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For the first time in about 25, years, there is an updated version of the Ohio Child Support Guidelines. There have been a number of changes intended, quite literally, to bring the guidelines into the 21st century. The cost of living increased nearly 42% in the ten years from 1982 to 1992; from 1992 to […]

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Parenting Time Adjustment for Ohio Child Support

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Ohio’s child support guidelines have gotten a significant overhaul for the first time since 1992. This will affect every Ohio family with a child support order—new or modified—after the effective date of the updated guidelines: March 28, 2019. There are a lot of moving parts to the new law, far more than we can address […]

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Child Support After 18 in Ohio

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When does child support terminate in Ohio? If you said when the child turns eighteen, you’re right—mostly. Child support does not automatically terminate when a child turns eighteen. In some cases, child support can continue until a child turns nineteen, or even longer. Here’s what you need to know about child support after eighteen in […]

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