It has been more than 20 years since the state of Ohio has made updates to its child support guidelines. While this may not sound like a long time, it has a negative impact on children, as they receive a minimum of 13 percent less than suggested by the federal government. This is not a problem in many other states throughout the country.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services deputy director of child support hopes new legislation to change the guidelines will come to light once the November election comes and goes. Unfortunately, past efforts to make changes have not gone very far, thus leading to the current situation.