Child Support

Downward Modification

If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances,which affects your ability to pay your current child support amount, you may be entitled to a downward modification of your child support order.

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Upward Modification

If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since a child support order was entered in either the needs of your child, or the earnings of the noncustodial parent, your child may be entitled to an increase in the amount of child support.

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Child Support Enforcement

Whether you are seeking to enforce a child support order, or dealing with the consequences for failing to pay child support, there are many legal issues and due process requirements to consider.

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Effective and Aggressive Ohio Child Support Lawyers

Even when separate parents can get along, filing for or paying child support can be a stressful and emotional procedure. a child support lawyer can assist you help you navigate the process.

Forbes, Fields & Associates can be your partner, and aggressively protect your interests in a child support matter. We can help answer questions regarding your case, file necessary court documents in a timely manner, and identify and strategically manage legal information and issues to help you achieve the best outcome possible under Ohio Child Support laws.

For Custodial Parents and Child Support Obligees
Before you can receive child support , there are several preliminary steps involved. First, you must legally establish your child’s paternity (proof of who is the father). Next, you must complete appropriate legal documents to file for child support. Finally, you must obtain a court order establishing the the terms of your child support payments including the amounts, and when payments will be due.

For Non-Custodial Parents and Child Support Obligors
Non-Custodial parents are typical Child Support Obligors, and should seek legal counsel to protect their interests. Whether you wish to challenge paternity of a child, or make sure you are not ordered to pay more child support than you can afford, or should be required to under law, it is very important to retain competent and experienced legal counsel.

Non-Custodial Child Support Obligors often run into problems such as significant changes in circumstances rendering them unable to pay their support amount. Whether they have lost a job, become disabled, or need to relocate, all of these issues can result in an inability to pay support when due, in the full amount, and can lead to the accrual of child support arrearages.

Failure to pay child support can lead to many adverse  outcomes such as seizure of financial assets, garnishment of wages, suspension of drivers licenses, revocation of professional licenses and passports, and even jail time.

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