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Lake County, Ohio - Job and Family Services

Establishing Medical and Child Support Orders

    Establishing Child and Medical Support Orders

    The state of Ohio has child support guidelines for establishing child support and medical support orders that all courts and child support agencies are required to use.   The Ohio child support guidelines use a shared incomes model and consider the incomes of both parents, along with other factors, in determining the amount of support to be paid and who will be responsible for providing health insurance for the child.   Court involvement could be necessary for any deviations from these guidelines.

    If the case does not need to be heard by a judge, we have arrangements for establishing child support and medical support orders by an administrative procedure. The hearing  may be heard by an administrative hearing officer in our office.


    Fact Sheet:
    Support Establishment

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