How is child support determined?

Child support is based upon a formula conceptualized and created by the State of Ohio. The formula takes into consideration the number of children, each parent's income, the receipt or payment of spousal support, day care costs, health insurance and other factors. This formula establishes a baseline support which may be increased or decreased based upon the time spent with the children in question, transportation costs, tuition costs, and other out-of-pocket expenditures made by the parties. Typically the parent who earns more money and has the children less is obligated to pay support. For the specifics of your potential child support obligation or award, consult an experienced divorce attorney.

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