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Important Child Support Information You Need to Know

If you live in Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County, and are entitled to child support (or will be upon your divorce or marriage dissolution), there are some facts that you need to be aware of in order to protect your rights. Let’s take a quick look at those facts:

For those who reside in Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County, it is important to know that every county in state of Ohio has agencies to help you. They are the Child Support Enforcement Agency, Ohio Juvenile Court, and Domestic Relations Court. Under Title 31 of the Ohio Revised Code, a Child Support Worksheet is used to determine how much support a parent is entitled to.

Residents of Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County should understand that under the current criteria, they may be entitled to support that covers any of the following: costs that are related to housing, food, transportation and, of course, medical expenses.

It is also important for residents of Medina County who are entitled to child support payments to understand that under Ohio law, all support payments are to be made through the Ohio Child Support Payment Central office. This agency has various ways in which it can collect and disburse child support payments. These include deducting payment amounts from wages, from bank accounts, from tax refunds and through suspension of license.

By that same token, those who are required to pay child support care are allowed under Ohio law to request modifications under certain conditions. These conditions vary and can be somewhat complicated to understand. If you wish to make modifications, consult with a Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County attorney who can explain them to you in detail.

If you are a resident of Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County and are entitled to child support, you have rights and protections under the law. If you need assistance with collecting support, or if you pay support but wish to make modifications, you should consider contacting a Wadsworth, Medina, or Medina County family law attorney.

This information is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this page should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Please consult an attorney for specific case information.


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