Alimony / Spousal Support
Spousal support basics
Under Ohio law, spousal support is the payments made from one spouse to the other spouse during and/or after the divorce proceedings. Alimony is a term used in other states. Either spouse can be ordered to pay support to the other spouse. This is based on income and resources, not gender.
Courts will order spousal support either when temporary spousal support is requested, or if spousal support is a part of the final order.
determine the alimony that is best for you
Many of our clients gave up a career to support their family and are frightened as to what the future holds. Divorce law in Ohio calls for an equitable division of the household income. We can help you receive the support you need to see you through reentering the work force after your divorce.
Attorney Kelly Parks with sit with you to fully understand your specific situation and determine the alimony that is best for you. These are a few of the more common contributing factors:
How long does spousal support last?
Permanent spousal support does not always mean permanent. Support can end on a specific date, can continue indefinitely, or can end if the receiving spouse triggers a specific condition, such as remarrying. Courts tend to prefer that there be a specific end date, but if indefinite support is warranted, the judge can order it.