Child Support Attorney in Cleveland
Creating Payment Plans That Work for All Parties Involved
The responsibility of child support falls on the shoulders of both parents.
If these individuals
divorce, separate, or live in different homes, they will need to create a child support
arrangement to ensure they are upholding their responsibility. At The
Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, our Cleveland child support lawyer
is here to help you ensure your and your child’s interests are represented
and protected throughout this legal process.
To learn more about how we can help, call our office directly at
(216) 350-8511 today.
Ohio Child Support Guidelines
In Ohio, the courts use a specific
support calculator to determine the amount of money each parent is responsible for providing
to their children. Along with this calculator, the court may also look
at certain environmental factors that could affect this payment. For example,
if the paying parent has children from another relationship to pay for,
they may be responsible for paying less than what is provided on the calculator.
Other common factors include:
- The child has special needs
- The paying party has other court-ordered payments
- The income disparity between the two households
- The benefits either parent receives from another marriage or shared living situation
- The amount of money either party pays for extracurricular activities such
as music lessons or sports equipment
- The financial needs and resources of each parent
- The standard of living each parent provides for the child
- The child’s educational needs
- Any other relevant factors
Child Support Modifications
You can have a child support order modified when there has been a significant
change in your life that affects the calculation of child support. The
change required often must be substantial or a 10% change between the
previous calculation and the new calculation. The child support enforcement
agency can help you through an administrative review process at no cost.
It's important for you to seek the advice of an attorney based on your
individual circumstances. We can help explain the pros and cons of using
a court process or administrative process to modify your child support
order so that you can make the best decision for yourself.
Enforcing an Order
There are a variety of tools that can be used to enforce a child support
order. Garnishing the paying party’s wages is the most common and
effective tool to obtain child support. The child support enforcement
agency can help enforce your order by reporting to credit bureaus, intercepting
a tax refund, or suspending licenses, such as a driver's license, professional
license, or recreational license.
Your child support attorney can file a contempt motion against the paying
party for non-payment of support. If they has retirement accounts, it
may be possible to obtain an order that would require a payment from the
retirement account to satisfy a child support arrearage. At The Law Offices
of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, our Cleveland child support attorney can help
you choose which option is best for your situation and educate you on
the process involved.
Here to Help You Ensure Your Child Is Financially Protected
You can trust The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC to provide you
with sound legal guidance and services throughout your court process.
We understand that legal issues concerning the family structure can be
complex and challenging and will do our best to guide you through case
and obtain a positive outcome.
For your complimentary initial consultation, call our office at
(216) 350-8511 or
complete our online contact form.