Getting Child Support - Find out if you can get child support and what you can do if you don't want to file for it, and more.Filing for Child Support - Here are some of the things to think about when filing for support and what your options are.
If at least one parent files a pleading or motion in accordance with division (G) of this section and a plan for shared parenting pursuant to that division and if a plan for shared parenting is in the best interest of the children and is approved by the court in accordance with division (D)(1) of this section, the court may allocate the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the children to both parents and issue a shared parenting order requiring the parents to share all or some of the aspects of the physical and legal care of the children in accordance with the approved plan for shared parenting.
Child Support Hearings - If your initial child support will be contested or later modified, you may be required to go to a child support hearing.
Questions about Child Custody and Support - Will the support obligation change if custody is changed?
The following is Mary Ellen’s story, which marked the beginning of a world-wide crusade to save children.
It is extracted from American Humane Society, Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook.
Remember, dating violence occurs in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples and any gender can be abusive.