Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ninth District Domestic Relations Opinion Certified as Conflict

On January 23, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court entered the following order:

"On review of order certifying a conflict. The court determines that a conflict exists. The parties are to brief the issue stated at page 1 of the court of appeals' entry filed November 5, 2012:

"Whether company benefits, such as a company car, can be included as income for the purpose of child support calculations if the benefits the party receives do not come from self-employment, as proprietor of a business, or as a joint owner of a partnership or closely held corporation."

The conflict case is Spier v. Spier, 7th Dist. No. 05 MA 26, 2006 Ohio 1289.

Sua sponte, cause consolidated with 2012-1674, Morrow v. Becker, Medina App. No. 11CA0066-M, 2012 Ohio 3875."

The Ninth District held that such benefits could be included as income for purposes of child support calculations. 

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