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What Do Those Words In My Child Support Order Mean?

There are a lot of technical terms in a child support order that can lead a parent to ask, “What do those words in my child support order mean?”


Ohio Revised Code 3119.01 (R.C. 3119.01) defines a substantial number of these terms.  Lets take a look at some of the terms.


Obligee means the person who is entitled to receive the support payments under a support order.


Obligor means the person who is required to pay support under a support order.


Extraordinary medical expenses means any uninsured medical expenses incurred for a child during a calendar year that exceed one hundred dollars.


Imputed income is what the court or agency determines the parent would have earned if fully employed as determined from the following criteria of the parent: prior employment experience; education; physical and mental disabilities; availability of employment in the geographic area in which the parent resides; the prevailing wage and salary levels in the geographic area in which the parent resides; special skills and training; any evidence that the parent has the ability to earn the imputed income; the age and special needs of the child for whom child support is being calculated; and the parent’s increased earning capacity because of experience.


Split parental rights and responsibilities means a situation in which there is more than one child who is the subject of an allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and each parent is the residential parent and legal custodian of at least one of those children.


Take a look at some of my articles, where I talk at length about these words and how they relate to divorce and dissolution: moving out of Ohio with full custody, grandparents’ rights in Ohio, minimum amount of child support in Ohio, how child custody is decided in Ohio, fight to get custody of your child back in Ohio, it is not a good idea to record children’s wishes in Ohio, and different results with Ohio child supportAttorney Gigiano’s hard work has resulted in highly successful results for many of his clients, as reflected in the following links to his reviews: Daniel Gigiano reviews; Daniel Gigiano ratings; works of Daniel Gigiano; and Daniel Gigiano work.




Attorney Gigiano is a Wadsworth Child Support Attorney in Medina County and Wooster Child Support Attorney near Orrville, with his office located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.  Attorney Gigiano has litigated child support issues in Medina County, Wayne County, Summit County, Holmes County, and Cuyahoga County.  His dedication to his client’s interests has earned many positive ratings for Daniel Gigiano in numerous websites.  His willingness to take on tough cases and work hard has also resulted in articles and links to his work.  Call 330-336-3330 for a free thirty minute case evaluation from an Akron child custody attorney near Barberton.