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Ohio Dissolution of Marriage Law: Shared Parenting
Shared parenting, sometimes called shared custody when one or more of the parties is not a parent, can be a great option for custodians who can work together amicably in order to benefit the child or children.
Gives suggested language for deviation from child support and cash medical support guidelines.
Forms for Modifying Child Support
Even if you both agree that neither party should pay child support to the other in your shared parenting arrangement, you still must fill out a child support worksheet and a findings of fact for a deviation from the child support guidelines.
Determining person responsible for health care of children. The court will make an order determining who will care health insurance for the child or children. When a child support order is issued or modified, and the obligor's gross income is one hundred fifty per cent or more of the federal poverty level for an individual, the order shall include the amount of cash medical support to be paid by the obligor that is either five per cent of the obligor's adjusted gross income or the obligor's share of the United States department of agriculture estimated annual health care expenditure per child as determined in accordance with federal law and regulation, whichever is the lower amount. The amount of cash medical support paid by the obligor shall be paid during any period after the court or child support enforcement agency issues or modifies the order in which the children are not covered by private health insurance.
From the Ohio Department of Child and Family Services. Please Note:
This calculator cannot be used to calculate a support obligation for circumstances where the parties have a combined annual gross income below $6,600 or above $150,000. If either of these circumstances apply, you should consider contacting an attorney and/or your local child support enforcement agency.
Requesting a Phone or Video Conference
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court is making phone and video conferencing an option. Below is information of how to request and set up a virtual conference through Zoom.
Once all attorneys and self-represented parties agree to request the video or phone conference, they may either efile the “Request for Phone/Video Conference” form, or they may contact the Judge’s or Magistrate’s staff directly.