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Ohio child support calculations are mathematical in nature, and take into account the gross income of the parties involved.  The parent paying the child support is the "obligor" while the parent receiving the child support is the "obligee."  Usually, the non-custodial parent will pay child support, but in a shared parenting agreement, it could be either parent.   

Clients often wonder whether certain types of income are included in child support calculations.  Under Ohio Revised Code section 3119.01, the following forms of income are considered "gross income" and are used in making child support determinations:

  • Salaries, wages, overtime pay, and most bonuses

  • Commissions

  • Royalties

  • Tips,

  • Dividends

  • Rents

  • Severance pay

  • Interest

  • Certain trust income

  • Annuities

  • Certain social security benefits, including retirement, disability, and survivor benefits

  • Worker's compensation benefits

  • Unemployment insurance benefits

  • Disability insurance benefits

  • Spousal support actually received

  • Income of members of any branch of the United States armed services or National Guard, including amounts representing base pay, basic allowance for quarters, basic allowance for subsistence, supplemental subsistence allowance, cost of living adjustments, speciality pay, variable housing allowance, and pay for training or other types of required skills

  • Self-generated income 

  • Potential cash flow from any source

  • All other sources of income

In addition to the above, there are some forms of income that are not considered in making a child support determination. 

To find out if you are paying too much or receiving too little, call Tekulve Law at 513-752-0001 to speak to an experienced attorney today. 

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