Child support payments are more than just the payment of money; they are an investment in the well-being, care and future of a child. We emphasize the importance of the role both parents play in their child’s life. We strive to make child support a family-first program, ensuring that children receive the financial and medical support of both parents. We are here to assist with the following functions:
Register to create an account or log in on the Mobile App or Web Portal using the links above as a convenient and secure way to manage your child support case:
To ensure proper credit of your payment, you must include your name, SETS Case Number, and Court Order Number on every payment. Failure to do so may result in a delay in posting your payment. Please be advised that most counties accept payments to apply to your case even if your case is handled by a different county. Medina CSEA will gladly post your payment to your case that is administered by a different county and a receipt will be provided at the time of payment for your records.
A child support order determines the financial and medical support responsibilities of the parents. There are two ways a child support order can be established.
The CSEA can review a current child support order every 36 months from the date of the last review of the order. We may be able to review it sooner if qualifications are met and REQUIRED documentation is provided by the requestor.
There are many options for the Enforcement of a Support Order including Administrative Enforcement Tools and Legal Enforcement Tools.
Medina County CSEA handles the termination of child support orders either judicially or administratively based on the jurisdiction of the existing order.
What is Paternity and why is it important?
Paternity Establishment is the legal determination of fatherhood. Paternity establishment is important for many reasons, including legal rights and privileges. It can provide emotional, social, and economic ties between the father and child. The child may gain access to medical histories, inheritance rights, access to the father’s medical and life insurance benefits, and the child may qualify for certain benefits, such as social security and veteran’s benefits. Paternity must be established before a support obligation can be ordered.
The JFS 08020 – Employer’s Resource Guide to Child Support was developed to help employers manage Ohio child, spousal and medical support orders. Regardless of the size of the organization or the number of individuals employed, this guide will help ensure that employee child support orders are processed accurately and timely.
The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement offers online tools that can help employers meet some of the requirements previously mentioned in this booklet. For additional information about electronic income-withholding orders or to learn more about reporting employee terminations and lump-sum notifications electronically, please visit the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Pathways to Employment program
Our agency is aware that there are many factors that may impact your ability to pay support. To assist parents in finding employment, we have created a program called “Pathways to Employment”. Qualifying participants have access to some new incentives. Please take the time to learn more!
Pursuant to OAC 5101:12-47 Establishment of Medical Support Provisions, an order for Health Care Coverage is established for the child(ren) subject to the support order when a Child Support order is established by a Court or the Administrative Hearing process.
Pursuant to OAC 5101:12-57 Enforcement of Medical Support Provisions, the CSEA has a responsibility to enforce the medical support provisions contained in a child support order.