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Establishing Child & Medical Support Orders

Ohio Child Support Guidelines are established by law and are used to determine how much child support is appropriate. Some factors which are taken into consideration are the incomes of each parent, other children who are entitled to support from each parent, costs of medical insurance and day care expenses. Child Support orders may be established at the local Child Support Office or at the appropriate court. Each child support order will address medical insurance needs. There are some circumstances which would allow the court to deviate from the standard guidelines such as a child’s special needs. Just as every family is unique, so are the factors used for determining child support.