Ohio Bill to Increase Child Support Fails to Pass—Thanks to All Who Participated in Our Campaign

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Ohio Bill to Increase Child Support Fails to Pass—Thanks to All Who Participated in Our Campaign
December 14, 2010
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Ohio Bill to Increase Child Support Fails to Pass—Thanks to All Who Participated in Our Campaign

FAF OHSB 292, the bill to increase Ohio child support obligations by an average of 27%, has failed to pass. Thanks to all of you who participated in our Campaign to Defeat Ohio Bill to Raise Child Support Levels in Worst Economy Since the Great Depression.

In working against SB 292, Fathers and Families of Ohio conferred with legislators and interested stakeholders, garnered extensive media coverage, and organized opposition.

However, the fight isn’t over. We expect the bill to be re-introduced into the legislature in January, and we will be battling it again. Our crucial work costs money—please help support our successes by giving at www.fathersandfamilies.org/give.

Fathers and Families of Ohio worked to help defeat child support bill SB 292 because:
  • SB 292 raises child support levels in the face of the worst economy since the Great Depression

  • The increases are large–an Ohio noncustodial parent earning $50,000 a year and paying child support for two kids would see their CS raised 31%

  • SB 292 changes Ohio law so that future child support guidelines would not be determined by elected, accountable legislators, but instead by bureaucrats in the same agency whose job is to maximize child support collections in Ohio

  • SB 292 treats non-residential parents as decidedly second-class parents. The guidelines take into account the money primary residential parents spend on their kids, yet non-residential parents’ similar expenses are scarcely considered

  • SB 292 treats all child support obligors who have their children less than 40% of the time the same, whether they spend 145 days a year with their kids or only an hour
To help prevent the bill’s passage, Fathers and Families of Ohio:

We want you to be a part of our work—please fill out our volunteer form.

To learn more about F & F of Ohio, visit our website at FathersandFamilies.org/Ohio.

To help fund our successes, please visit FathersandFamilies.org/Give.

Together with you in the love of our children,

Glenn Sacks, MA
Executive Director, Fathers and Families

Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
Founder, Chairman of the Board, Fathers and Families

Donald Hubin, Ph.D.
Chairman, Fathers and Families of Ohio’s Executive Committee

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Fathers and Families is a family court reform organization with a comprehensive strategy, an impressive history of legislative and fundraising success, and the largest reach of any advocacy group of its kind:
2010--A Year of Stunning Success for Fathers and Families
Fathers and Families' 2010 Legislative Achievements Include:
  • Passing 7 Family Court Reform Bills Nationwide, Including Child Custody, Child Support, & Alimony Reform
  • Helping Lower Interest on Overdue Child Support in Massachusetts
  • Helping Block Passage of Ohio Bill Which Would Have Significantly Raised Child Support Obligations
  • Helping Defeat 2 CA Bills Which Would Have Made It More Difficult for Target Parents of Parental Alienation to Protect Their Relationships with Their Kids
  • Helping Defeat a Massachusetts Bill Which Would Have Marginalized Noncustodial Parents in Their Kids’ Healthcare Decisions
This successful legislative representation costs money—please give to help fund our work!

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Volunteer Testimonial

"Every child deserves a nurturing, loving environment and protection from hostile parenting and alienation. I have seen first-hand the effects of the emotional turmoil created by unfit parents. As a grand-parent, It is especially heart-breaking to see your child victimized by both an angry parent and then again by a misinformed family court system. I became involved with the National Parents Organization, because the focus is advocacy for the children."

By Paula Cuesy, Member, California Executive Committee