Are Company Benefits Provided by Employer Includable In Parent's 'Income' For Purposes of Calculating Child Support?
Jeffrey Morrow v. Sherri Becker, Case nos. 2012-1674 and 2012-1898
Ninth District Court of Appeals (Medina County)
ISSUE: In determining a parent's "gross income" for purposes of calculating child support, does a domestic relations court abuse its discretion by including as income the value of benefits such as a company car and cellular phone service that are provided to that person by his or her employer if the person receiving the benefits is not self-employed or the proprietor, owner or co-owner of a partnership or closely held business?