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Spousal Support/Alimony

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When a marriage ends in dissolution or divorce, one household becomes two and the financial landscape changes dramatically for each spouse.

In some cases, it is appropriate for one spouse to pay spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, to the other. If you are seeking alimony or your spouse is seeking it from you, it is important to protect your rights by consulting with an experienced family law attorney.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and prepare for a financially stable, post-divorce future.

Spousal support is determined on a case-by-case basis, and judges have broad discretion when, if and how much alimony should be awarded. There are many factors that can influence spousal support calculations including the length of the marriage, the age of each spouse and the earning potential of each spouse. Generally, the longer the marriage, the more likely a judge is to order alimony, especially if there is a large disparity between each person’s current income and future earning potential.

We are well-versed in Ohio spousal support laws and know what types of evidence are likely to be weighed by judges in these cases. We will work to ensure your alimony arrangement is fair and just and that your rights and finances are protected.

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