Tagged: child support

College Expenses for Divorced Parents

Education expenses

As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that includes making sure he or she gets the best education possible. With college costs rising, paying for that education is a challenge for most parents. After a divorce, coordinating with your co-parent to apply for financial aid and deciding who will be responsible […]

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What’s the Difference Between Shared Parenting and Sole Residential Parenting?

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Parental involvement in children’s lives after a divorce or break-up is one of the primary concerns people have when they contact our office. When a child’s parents live together, usually “custody” isn’t an issue, but when parents live in separate households, parental rights become a much bigger concern. In many states, when family law attorneys […]

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Coronavirus and Child Support: What to Do if Your Income Has Changed

Every day, we are getting more news about the coronavirus and most of it is discouraging: more and more people are getting sick, many are dying, and a vaccine may be more than a year away.  As if the health news isn’t enough of a burden, it is accompanied by an economic tsunami. With so […]

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Tax Tips for Divorcing Parents (and the Newly Divorced)

Divorce brings many adjustments: different living arrangements, different schedules with the kids, different expenses, and different budgets. If you’ve gotten divorced within the last year, there is one more change you are probably dealing with right now: filing your income taxes without a spouse. This adjustment can be a painful one, and not just for […]

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Deviating From the Ohio Child Support Guidelines

In 2018, there was a major overhaul to Ohio child support law, in an effort to bring it (literally) into the 21st century and account for the realities that modern families must deal with. While the new guidelines more closely reflect the needs of Ohio families, there remain some situations in which ordering child support […]

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Step-Parent Adoption in Ohio: What You Need to Know

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As you might imagine, in a family law practice, a lot of our work involves helping couples unwind their relationships. Even when this is a necessary step and best for them and their children, it can be a sad time. That is why we especially relish the times when our work gets to bring families […]

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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

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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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