As a lawyer, I realize that most of my clients come to me through referrals. It's important to me that every client understands their particular situation, and is comfortable enough with me to ask any question. I know that while court may be an ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Uncontested Divorce, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
Since 1999, I represented clients in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for their family law issues, such as divorce and custody, as well as defended client charged with crimes for petty misdemeanors up through murder, and literally everythi...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation
Review: “I would recommend Ruth Jackson to anyone going through any family law issues. She took the time to help me understand the process and kept me informed every step of the way.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials
Get the legal help you need at a fixed price. No hidden fees or long-term commitment.
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.