Children benefit when both parents work together to take care of their children's emotional and financial needs. This is true even when the parents are not married to 1 another. Children have the right to support from both parents. They do not lose this right if their parents divorce or never marry. When children do not get child support, they suffer. This includes:
- Suffer emotionally and physically.
- Have a reduced standard of living.
- Not have their basic needs met.
- Not support their children when they become parents.
Beyond the partnership between parents, other partnerships exist to help Ohio's children get the support they are due. These partnership's include:
- Parents and child support enforcement agencies (CSEAs)
- CSEAs are county departments of human services, public children services agencies, courts, and health care professionals.
- Parents, advocacy groups, and government agencies.
- Federal, state, and local governments.
These partnerships help children whose parents are divorced or were never married. Many partners must work together with the children's best interest in mind to get children all the financial, medical, and other benefits they are due.