Akron Divorce Attorney Eric E. Skidmore
Regardless of choosing the type of methods to terminate your marriage by divorce, dissolution or separating by legal separation, if minor children are involved, child support may be awarded. In Ohio, child support payments are primarily calculated according to child support guidelines that take into account numerous factors, including the gross income of each parent, in determining child support amounts. Akron child support attorney Eric E. Skidmore of the Akron law firm of Skidmore & Associates will guide you through the technical definition and application of "Gross Income" for the purposes off calculating child support and applying the formula. One should note the calculation of "Gross Income" for tax purposes is different from the calculation for child support purposes.
Akron child support attorney Eric E. Skidmore assists clients by explaining the Ohio child support calculation and may suggest a deviation or adjustment from the guidelines according to the needs of the family. Certain factors are considered and weighed relative to a deviation from the basic child support guidelines such as a child's special needs, extraordinary costs related to parenting time, disparity of income of mother and father, benefits available to a parent of remarriage or shared living expenses, and educational needs and opportunities of the child if the parents would have remained married. Some examples of deviating factors are costs of private school tuition, dance classes, and travel team athletics.
Eric E. Skidmore, Akron child support lawyer, is prepared to appear in court to establish child support amounts, on a temporary or permanent basis, in a divorce, dissolution, or legal separation or draft agreements taking into consideration educational, health care, and special needs of minor children.