Ohio Attorney Fighting For Fair Child Support
In a divorce, both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children after the marriage is ended. Either one parent will get sole custody or they will have shared parenting, when the parties have to discuss and agree upon all of the major decisions for the children. Regardless, the higher earning ex-spouse will typically be ordered to make child support payments. The amount of the payment is determined using Ohio’s Child Support Guidelines.
When the court-ordered payment is not agreeable to both spouses, we can step in to help you negotiate or litigate the payment amount. For more than 25 years, The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC, have advocated for the financial support your children deserve. Services we provide parents dealing with child support issues include:
- Explaining how the child support guidelines work
- Using mediation to negotiate child support
- Representing clients when child support disputes go to court
- Helping enforce child support orders
- Helping parents modify existing child support orders
When a trial is necessary to get the financial support your child deserves, we always put the needs of your child first and fight tenaciously to make sure your child has a financially stable upbringing.
Working With Ohio’s Child Support Guidelines
The Ohio Child Support Guidelines use the income of both parents, special needs and other considerations to determine a fair payment. We strive to achieve the best possible financial solutions within the framework of these guidelines. That begins with making sure the financial disclosures are complete and accurate so the court’s calculation reflects the true financial means of each parent. For more affluent parents, issues such as payments for private school tuition, sports and enrichment activities also factor in. We work within your financial framework to achieve results that do justice to your children.
Using Mediation To Settle Child Support Disputes
Mediation puts the focus of negotiations on the best interests of your child. By letting a neutral third party take over the negotiations, you keep your emotions out of the process. We work to arrive at a solution that is equitable for the parents while serving the needs of the children.
Enforcement And Modification Of Child Support
When your former spouse fails to make court-ordered support payments, The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC, can compel the enforcement of your child support order. We work to locate the delinquent spouse and collect all unpaid child support.
Child support payments must be made regardless of changes in life circumstances such as job loss or a serious injury. If you are a parent unable to make court-ordered child support payments due to life changes, the court allows for changes to child support agreements. We can help you draft a modification and walk you through the application process.
Contact A Lebanon, Ohio, Child Support Attorney
Call The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC, at 513-409-0343, or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.