Parker & Erb, LLC

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Child Support Attorneys in Medina, OH

Medina Child Support Attorneys

Wayne County Lawyers for Child Support Proceedings

Every year, thousands of couples with children make the difficult decision to get divorced. This does not include the countless unmarried parents who decide to go their separate ways. At Parker & Erb, LLC, we understand that divorced and unmarried parents often face substantial challenges in raising their children. We also recognize that both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their children in most situations. Our experienced child support attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help you provide your child with the life that he or she deserves.

Experienced Family Lawyers Who Understand Ohio Child Support Laws

It is important to remember that the state of Ohio recognizes child support as a right belonging to the child in question rather than to either parent. This means that child support is neither a "gift" from the paying parent nor a "prize" for the recipient parent. Instead, an order for child support is a legal arrangement intended to provide sufficient resources so that that the child can be raised and cared for properly. Child support, as you might expect, is usually a consideration in a divorce involving parents but may be an issue for unmarried parents as well.

Ohio law provides a specific formula for calculating child support that is used in most situations. The formula is complex and takes into account a number of variables including:

  • The number of children being supported;
  • Each parent's income;
  • Tax and Social Security allowances;
  • Previous spousal support and child support obligations;
  • Health insurance costs; and
  • Necessary childcare expenses.

The consideration of such factors means that no two cases are exactly the same, and the amount of support ordered can vary from one situation to the next. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you understand the law, your obligations, and your possible options in your child support proceeding.

Family-Focused Child Support Representation in Wadsworth and Brunswick

The statutory formula set forth in the law generates what is known as "guideline child support" calculations, and guideline child support is presumed to be suitable for most family situations. Sometimes, however, it may be appropriate for the court to raise or lower the amount of support ordered based on the unique circumstances of a case.

If you believe that your child needs more than guideline support, the team at Parker & Erb, LLC can help present your case to the court. Likewise, if you have been ordered to make payments that you cannot afford, our attorneys are ready to assist you as well. While we recognize the right of a child to receive proper financial support, we also know that support orders must be reasonable and sustainable for the foreseeable future.

Call 330-725-4114 Today

To learn more about our firm and how we can help you with your child support case, contact our office. Call 330-725-4114 for a free consultation today. Located in Medina, Ohio, Parker & Erb, LLC represents both mothers and fathers in Brunswick, Wadsworth, Wooster, Orrville, Akron, Fairlawn, Barberton, Summit County, Wayne County, and Medina County.

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