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Child support determinations are set by a court or administrative order. Ohio uses an income shares child support guideline that considers, among other factors:
So you can see, shared parenting is not dispositive of child support. However, to the extent that the judge finds the parenting agreement relevant, if may be a factor considered in the child support order.
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The judge has the discretion to determine how relevant the parenting agreement is in determining child support.
In fact, in exercising judicial discretion, the court may not use the guideline recommended support when the parties have shared parenting. Only after a court has made a determination of what should be paid can it deviate from that amount if it finds that the guideline recommended amount "would be unjust or inappropriate to the children or either parent and would not be in the best interests of the child..." considering the shared parenting agreement.
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