Attorney Ash Recognized as Specialist

Attorney Michael J. Ash of Vinion Ash Law, LLC, was recently recognized by the Ohio State Bar Association Family Relations Law Specialty Board, as a certified specialist in the practice of family relations law.

Board certification requires extensive practice experience in the area of family law, a thorough knowledge of federal and state law, including statutes and case law, written evaluations from other lawyers attesting to the lawyer’s expertise, and recommendations from sitting Judges and Magistrates before whom the lawyer appears and tries cases, as well as a rigorous, multi-hour examination in which the lawyer’s knowledge of federal and state law is tested, including on such subjects and business valuations, taxation, bankruptcy, as well as child custody, and alimony.

Attorney Ash joins Attorney Vinion as the only board certified specialists in the area of family relations law in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland Counties.

Michael continues to handle complex, high conflict and high asset cases in Wayne, Holmes and Ashland Counties, as well as around the state.

July 2018: Major child support legislation signed by Governor

Governor John Kasich signed HB 366 into law on July 1, 2018, causing first major overhaul of Ohio’s child support legislation in 25 years. The new law will officially take effect March 28, 2019.

This new legislation totally overhauls the way child support is calculated in Ohio. The revision is expected to have major implications for people who have child support orders or who will be assigned a child support order in the future.

Specifically, the law changes, among other things, key provisions of existing child support law including:

  • The way child support is created when combined income exceeds $150,000
  • The way “minimum orders” are calculated
  • How child support is calculated when an Obligor is paying for children in multiple families
  • Where there are a larger number of children, three, four, five or six in one family
  • How child care costs impact the support obligation
  • How cash medical support is calculated
  • How deviations are to be granted
  • The impact increased parenting time will have on child support orders

If you are subject to a current child support order, or in the process of a court or an administrative agency issuing a child support order in the near future, please contact our office so that your rights can be fully explained and protected.