Original Post: 2/7/19 Updated: 4/2/19

Welcome! We now have the final version of the 2019 Ohio Child Support Guideline Manual, worksheets, and tables. You can download the documents using the form on this page.

The Guideline Manual is very similar to the instructions form the IRS provides with federal tax return forms. You can use the instructions in the Manual in combination with the worksheets and tables to calculate what your child support amount will be under the Ohio Child Support Guidelines that took effect on March 28, 2019.

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If your new child support figure is 10% more OR 10% less than your current child support amounts, you will be entitled to seek a modification of your child support order through the court.

Please note that Ohio’s Child Support Enforcement Agency has indicated that it will not adjust child support figures through Administrative Review or Administrative Orders IF the sole reason for modification is the change in the support guidelines. If any of the other traditional conditions for modification exist (3 years have elapsed, increase or decrease in income, change in health insurance payments, etc), then you will be able to request an Administrative review (and hopefully a modification) of your current child support order through CSEA.

This download contains:

  1. The Ohio Child Support Guideline Manual
  2. 2019 Ohio Child Support Calculation Tables
  3. Sole/Shared Parenting Worksheet
  4. Split Parenting Worksheet

To download a copy of the current drafts of the Guideline Manual and child support tables, please enter your name and email address.