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5 Things to Do When You Receive an Administrative Order for Child Support and Medical Support

1. Check when the order became effective. If you are employed, the withholding order on your wages will not be instantaneous, which means that you are responsible for paying child support directly to CSEA until the withholding order is in place, otherwise arrears will accumulate.

2. Do not pay child support directly to the other parent! Money paid directly to the other parent will be considered a gift and will not go towards your child support obligation.

3. Check how much the order is for. The amount will differ depending on whether you are providing health insurance for the child or not. If you … Read the rest

3 Things to Do When You Received a Notice of Administrative Hearing to Establish Child Support

1. Gather current and past income documentation, including pay stubs, employer statements, receipts and expense vouchers related to self-generated income, tax returns with supporting documentation and schedules, and verification of health insurance coverage in advance of the Hearing.

2. Gather supporting documentation for factors that necessitate adjustments (reduction) to your income and child support including union dues, uniform fees, court-ordered child support paid for other children, court-ordered spousal support paid to another spouse, amount of local income tax, child… Read the rest

What Unmarried Parents Should Know About Child Custody

Who has custody of a child born to unmarried parents?

Under Ohio law, when an unmarried woman gives birth to a child, she is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child unless and until a Court issues an order designated another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. 

How can a father become the legal custodian of a child or obtain visitation rights?

First, the father must establish paternity.  Paternity can be established in a number of ways.

  1. Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit- Typically this is signed at the hospital at the time of the child’s birth, but
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