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Ohio House Unanimously Passes Updates To Child Support Laws

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State Rep. Theresa Gavarone

Ohio’s child support system hasn’t been updated since 1992. Some Ohio lawmakers say it’s high time to do that.

Republican state Rep. Theresa Gavarone’s bill updates the economic tables used to calculate child support, caps shared childcare expenses and adjusts payments for parents who share custody.

“The overriding goal of these changes are to make sure that parents who are receiving child support are getting realistic regular payments,” Gavarone says. “I mean, there are people out there who just cannot pay the support that is ordered.”

Gavarone’s bill, HB 366, passed the Ohio House unanimously on Wednesday. A similar bill has passed the Senate, and it’s now up to lawmakers in both chambers to figure out a compromise.