Consistent with State laws, the Agency can assist individuals requesting a modification or recalculation of their support orders.
A support order is eligible for review through the Agency when the current obligation was ordered at least 36 months prior or eligible under specific circumstances when the obligation is less than 36 months old. If the case is not eligible for an administrative review, a party may petition the court at any time to request a modification hearing.
If you would like to request a review, please click on the Administrative Review Request Form document below. Mail the completed document to DCCSEA at 140 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio, 43015.
If the Agency finds your case is eligible for a review according to Ohio law, both parties will receive, by mail, a scheduling notice and income questionnaire. The desk review (parties are not present) will be scheduled approximately 60-90 days out from the date of the scheduling notice. Parties must submit the income questionnaire and required verifications by the review date. On or about the scheduled review date, the Agency will complete a support calculation by using the Ohio Child Support Guidelines as established by the Ohio Legislature. To review the Ohio Child Support Guidelines, go Section 31 at https://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3119. A recommendation will then be issued to both parties.
If I disagree with the recommendation of the Agency, may I object?
Yes. If you disagree, you may request a Mistake a Fact Hearing within the allowable time frame. A request form will be included with the Agency’s recommendation. A hearing officer for the Agency will conduct this hearing. The hearing officer will consider the information previously submitted, plus any other evidence presented at the hearing. The hearing officer will then issue a hearing decision and mail it within 10 days from the time of the administrative hearing.
If I disagree with the mistake of fact decision issued by the hearing officer, may I object?
Yes. If you disagree with the mistake of fact decision issued by the hearing officer, you may request a court hearing within the allowable time frame. A form is included with the hearing decision. The court will then schedule a court date in accordance with its calendar and docket time.