On July 21, 2008, the federal government revised its requirements regarding medical support obligations in child support cases, and Ohio has changed its laws to reflect these revisions. Among other changes, the revisions require that all child support orders now provide for some form of medical support, and that the obligor under the support order must provide “cash medical support” during any period during which the minor child in the support order is not otherwise covered by private health insurance.

These new changes could have significant effects on you and your children, as well as the amount of total child support that you are entitled to receive, or are required to pay. If you have questions regarding this change in the law, please call our offices for a FREE initial consultation.

For more information on these changes, brought to you directly by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, please click here: http://jfs.ohio.gov/Ocs/CashMedical.stm.

Blake P. Somers, Attorney at Law
Mark E. Godbey & Associates
708 Walnut Street, Suite 600
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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This article was written by attorney Blake P. Somers. For more information, please visit our web site at www.GodbeyLaw.com or call our office at 513-241-6650.