Ohio Child Support

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

The ODJFS is responsible for supervising the state’s public assistance, employment services, unemployment compensation, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.

Overview

If you are a non-custodial parent in Ohio, you are legally required to pay child support. The amount of child support you owe is determined by the Ohio Child Support Guidelines.

Child support payments are used to help cover the costs of raising a child, including food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. The non-custodial parent is responsible for paying their share of these costs, as determined by the Ohio Child Support Guidelines.

If you are behind on your child support payments, you may be subject to enforcement actions by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Enforcement actions can include wage garnishment, interception of tax refunds, and denial of state-issued licenses.

If you are having difficulty making your child support payments, you should contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to discuss your options. You may be able to modify your child support order if your circumstances have changed.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is responsible for enforcing child support orders and collecting child support payments. If you have questions about your child support obligation or how to make a payment, you should contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

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