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Legal or morally right to waiver child support?
« on: Mar 15, 2006, 12:21:44 PM »

I was wondering if anybody here could tell me if it's legal to waiver CS payments in Summit County Ohio?

And is it a good thing for the parent who's financial help has been waivered, or does it make a bad moral impression for them and for their children? In other words, is it or is it not the "right" thing to at least pay what you're capable of?

Is it or is it not a good thing for the child to know that both parents were financially responsible and did their part to take care of them?


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It Depends
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2006, 12:53:56 PM »
If the other parent is providing for the child while the child is in their care...

or if the child will gain other benefits from the situation you describe, a waiver could be both legal and moral.

If the other parent has little or no income and the move is made to encourage the other parent's involvement (as they would have no funds with which to take care of the child when the child is with them) then the child DOES benefit from the contact and the money is less important.

If it is being used as a bribe to reconnect a parent who was previously so far in arrears that they are in peril of losing their freedom, then it could even be moral then.

You can forgive arrears, or waive child support so long as there is SOME benefit to the child from the arrangement. But the states do not like to sign off on it for a PERMANENT situation.

If the other parent is incarcerated, you may request a waiver for the incarceration period, so that the other parent will not have arrears when they get out -- and be more prone to reoffending.

A true soldier fights, not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves whats behind him...dear parents, please remember not to continue to fight because you hate your ex, but because you love your children.


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