How Do I Modify Amount Paid On Ohio Child Support Case

by Jerimiah Cope
(West Milton, Ohio)

My child support order was established on July 3, 2007 in the amount of $652.44 monthly. I am also court ordered to keep health coverage on my two children, ages five and three. I live in Miami County, Ohio and the children and their mother live in Fayette county Ohio. The order was established when I was making $14.20 per hour. I attempted to get a modification from the Fayette county C.S.A. My case worker told me that I met the decrease in pay requirement (30% or more decrease). I did not meet the three year requirement for a modification, but if my employer that I worked for, when my order was established, would communicate the reason for my employment change that I would be eligible for the modification.


My previous employer would not communicate with the C.S.A. and would give no reason for my employment change. I am now making $9.26 per hour and barely able to make my other monthly bills. I gross approximately $730.00 every two weeks and my net pay is approximately $250.00. In the refusal of the C.S.A. to modify my order I have gotten behind in paying my support because I cannot pay the full amount. A second order was issued to take more from my pay check to catch up on back support. I am not eligible for a modification until July 3, 2010. I was told by my case worker that I would have to get a lawyer and go back to court to get my requested modification. I cannot afford a $250 per hour lawyer while I barely pay my other monthly obligations. What can be done to resolve this?

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Forgiveness of Arrears
by: Child Support America Team Member

Unfortunately you don't have many options due to the three year wait to modify your order. Would your ex be willing to forgive your arrears? Please let us know via this post.

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by: Anonymous

no, she will not budge on the support.

Hang in there
by: Child Support America Team Member

Sorry to hear that. We would like to just say hang in there until you are eligible to modify the order. If you need legal assistance at that time or before, be sure to check out our VIP memberships program. Simply click the VIP memberships button to your left.

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arrears with a disability
by: Anonymous

I am $23,000 in arrears and mostly because I had undiagnosed disabilities. Mental and Physical. I been battling back and forth with social security for almost 3 years un-successfully and about to go to court for just cause (contempt) of court and may soon need surgery for a shoulder replacement. If the Doctors say I cannot work for a period of time, can a portion of the arrears be forgiven if any?

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