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If you do not have a child support order established for your children, the local child support enforcement agency can provide this service to you. The child’s parent, guardian, legal guardian or the person with whom the child lives can contact the local child support agency for assistance in having a child support order established formally.
The parties will be contacted and requested to send in certain documents and information which are required to establish an order of child support. The agency will first attempt to establish child support through the administrative process. Both parties will be notified to attend a child support hearing before an Administrative Hearing Officer. At that time income information will be reviewed and calculated. Child support is calculated using information about your income and the other parent’s income, certain expenses and number of dependents in a state mandated formula. The amount of child support is determined by using the Ohio Child Support Guidelines. The Administrative Hearing Officer will also determine who is responsible for health insurance coverage. If the parties disagree, they can file an objection with the appropriate court. Their case will then be heard through the court system.
If the custodial parent or the children receive any type of assistance from the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services, they must cooperate with the Child Support Agency in establishing medical and financial support for their children.
The agency cannot address custody or visitation issues in any manner.
Application for support establishment can be submitted in person at the agency located at the Oak Hill Renaissance Place, 345 Oak Hill Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44502 or phone the agency at (330) 740-2073 to obtain further information.