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Is there a legal solution for those who can't pay child support?

When people least expect it, life circumstances can arise that place them in a precarious financial situation. For people without children, it is easier to find a solution to these situations because they do not have to worry about providing for kids. For Ohio parents who contribute to the care of their kids through child support, a single financial hardship can have many detrimental consequences for parents and children alike.

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Child support is an obligation the state places on parents of children when the adults end their relationship. The action might be prompted by divorce. In some cases, the parents aren't married, but parenthood has been established and the assignment of child support becomes possible. The rationale, of course, is that support is in the best interest of the children and it's the obligation of parents to provide.

State's options for enforcing child support

Under Ohio law, the presumption on the behalf of every child is that both parents bear a duty of support to the youngster until age 18. This applies whether the adults are married or not. That being the case, the expectation is that both parents will provide financial support in accordance with a formula that reflects the parents' existing combined resources. Potential earning power of each parent might also be a factor.

What do I do if I dispute child support enforcement actions?

Child support is a serious matter. Significant life situations like divorce or being a single parent puts strain on adults, but they also seriously affect children. The state isn't in a position to provide the emotional support that children require for positive development, but it does have the ability to help manage the financial side of things and it does this through the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).

Explaining the uses of child support

Child support is an important part of any child custody case. One parent will be required to issue payments to the other parent on a regular basis. Those payments can be used for just about anything when it comes to raising the children. But, what exactly can they be used for? We will discuss the uses of child support in today's post.

Are the child support calculators available online accurate?

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your child grow up happy and healthy. You want to give them a memorable childhood and a bright future. You want to support them in their endeavors, whether they are sports, music, dance, arts or another extracurricular activity.

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