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Ohio Spousal Support Factors

Going through a divorce can be emotionally draining and stressful, especially if you depended on your soon-to-be ex-spouse financially. At Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law, our Columbus divorce or dissolution lawyer provides representation and support for individuals who are seeking fair support payments or those who have been asked to pay spousal support. With more than 30 years of experience, we have seen all types of cases and navigated many situations involving support payments.

How Is Alimony Calculated in Ohio?

Alimony paymentAlso known as spousal support, there are many misconceptions both about whether alimony is required and if so, how much should be paid.

Spousal support payments are decided on a case-by-case basis and can be awarded temporarily, to be paid during the divorce process; or as permanent support, to be paid on a regular basis after the final decree is entered and terminating after a period of years or upon remarriage, death, or other circumstances. In addition, it is important to distinguish between spousal support that is modifiable or non-modifiable.

Whether you are being asked to pay or you feel you are entitled to payments, our Columbus spousal support attorney can represent you and work towards the best possible outcome.

A few of the factors which we can help you with, and which affect the court's decision include:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Whether or not the intended receiver can support themselves, taking into consideration their health, disability, earning potential, and more
  • The current financial situation of each spouse

How Long Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support in Ohio?

The duration of payments will be determined by a Ohio judge in a court of law. The length is normally based on the length of the marriage itself. For example, a common standard utilized is one year of payments for every three years married. While this is not applied to each case, it's a guideline that is widely used. Many times, the duration may be cut short once the receiving spouse becomes self-sufficient.

Enforcing Spousal Support Payments in Columbus

If you need assistance in establishing, collecting, enforcing or modifying a spousal support award it is vital that you work with a Columbus alimony attorney to seek help.

Call our office at (614) 664-6409 or contact our firm online to request a case consultation with our spousal support lawyer. We invite you to learn more about how we can help you.

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