Donald Hubin, Ph.D., Chairman of Fathers and Families of Ohio”s Executive Committee, was quoted in 10 Ohio newspapers over the weekend concerning SB 292, an Ohio bill to increase child support obligations.
Reporter Jessica Alaimo of the Media Network of Central Ohio wrote:
The proposal already has drawn criticism. Donald Hubin leads the Ohio chapter of Fathers and Families, an interest group dedicated to family court reform. He said although the child support schedule has not changed since 1992, it is based on income, which has on average increased, therefore payments have, too…
The bill also has provisions to help those with an income below the poverty line. Fleischman said the bill establishes a “self-support reserve” to make sure noncustodial parents with an income below the federal poverty line can first afford to support themselves.
Hubin supports this clause.
“It’s intended to insure child support obligations don’t push people below the poverty level,” Hubin said. “What that does is push those fathers at that level out of their children’s lives.”
To read the full article, see the Media Network of Central Ohio’s Legislation would increase payments for child support (11/28/10).
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