How Does the Child Support Order End?
The Ohio Revised Code states that there are several factors when a child support order can and should end. The following are a few examples but is not intended to be a comprehensive list:
Are there Reasons why Child Support Should Continue past 18?
Yes, there are reasons why child support might continue past the child’s nineteenth birthday and are outlined in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3119.86(B). The law provides that court-ordered child support shall not remain in affect after the child reaches nineteen years of age unless the court order provides that the duty of support continues under very specific circumstances as outlined in (A)(1)(a) or (b) of this section for any period after the child reaches age nineteen. An administrative child support order shall not remain in effect after the child reaches age nineteen.
What Happens Next?
When the CSEA becomes aware of a possible reason for the termination of the child support, we will begin the process of validating the reasons and preparing the appropriate paperwork for Court. Copies of the paperwork are mailed to the obligor and obligee. Both parties have a thirty (30) day period to object to the termination and request an Administrative Hearing.
If the CSEA is unaware or learns of the child’s emancipation after it occurred, the obligee may have been overpaid. If that is the case and the obligor wants the overpayment refunded, the CSEA will recoup or recollect the funds from the party who is overpaid. Each case is hand calculated to ensure the accuracy of the overpayment. If there is money owed for arrears on the case, the current support order becomes a payment on the past due amount until they are paid in full.