My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Ohio
Dissolution was finalized two years ago. Because my ex claimed it would be a hardship, I agreed to deviate from the guideline support amount of roughly $1,000 per month (total). I agreed to $150 a child. There are three kids.
I am the custodial parent and during the school year, he gets them every other weekend. He is supposed to have them half the time in the summer.
In the two years since the dissolution, the ex has grossly ignored his time, and it has caused an unforeseen financial burden on me. He refuses to take them half the time in the summers, only doing every other weekend, if that. He has had one of the kids still subject to the order about four or five days total since school started last fall.
Ohio allows an "administrative review" every 36 months. However, in this document http://jfs.ohio.gov/Ocs/pdf/Admin_Re...stionnaire.pdf it lists reasons for a review before the 36 months are up.
One of those reasons is #7 -- obligation terminated for at least one child when there are others still under the order. Our oldest daughter aged out of support last fall.
Does this give me reason for an administrative review to INCREASE the support to the guideline amount?
Can an administrative review change a court-approved deviation, or do I have to take him back in front of the judge?
Also, I make a fair bit more than my ex -- about $100k vs. $60k. But he agreed to pay me because I am the custodial parent. Since he was named the obligor in the court order, that cannot be changed by the administrative review, correct? I just want to make sure this doesn't result in me having to pay him just because I earn more.
Sorry that I rambled a bit, and thanks.