Don Hubin, the chairman of the Ohio Executive Committee of the National Parents Organization, says the bill has some good merits but it is also fundamentally flawed.
“What Senate Bill 125 does right is to finally provide an appropriate self-support reserve,” said Hubin.
But he says how it changes some of the calculations will do more harm than good.
“When parents are living separately we want the norm to be both parents have a home for the children; the children don’t have one home where they live and another where they visit; they have two homes where they live,” said Hubin. “Ohio law is very far behind the curve on encouraging this and this child support bill doesn’t help.”
The National Parents Organization wants to see less of a cliff when determining payments based on the number of days children spend with each parent.
“Deciding whether the children move from one house to the other one hour earlier on Friday can make thousands of dollars of difference; that’s just a recipe for needless litigation,” said Hubin.