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Factors judges consider for Ohio child support orders

| Sep 4, 2020 | Child Custody |

There is no denying it — raising a child is expensive. Navigating the many costs associated with child rearing can be even more complicated after divorce. This is why it is so important that you and your ex get your child support order right the first time.

Ohio family law can be confusing, and like many other parents you might be struggling to understand how family law judges determine appropriate child support orders. In general, judges calculate child support totals by considering a number of different factors. These include things like:

  • Both parent’s income
  • Childcare
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Number of children
  • And more

Depending on your situation, you or your ex might be wondering if you can make sure child support is being used as intended. This is an understandable concern, especially if you think your child is not receiving what he or she needs. Although there are limitations in this area, you can certainly reach out for help if you think your ex is misusing child support funds.

There are a number of other confusing aspects of child support, like who pays for college or how to create a joint budget. Maybe you encountered a situation where your ex made a decision for your child that you cannot actually afford. Whatever needs or questions you may have, you should be sure to seek out knowledgeable guidance during this difficult period of time. You can learn more about how to do this and other aspects of Ohio family law by visiting our website.