Understand Divorce and Spousal Support Payments in Ohio
Spousal support - also referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance - is a frequently misunderstood aspect of divorce in Ohio. When determining whether spousal support should be awarded, and if so, how much should be awarded, family courts will look at a variety of factors. For both the person paying the support and the person receiving that support, there are many financial and tax implications that need to be considered.
At the Law Offices of Myron A. Wolf, in Hamilton, Ohio, our experienced family law attorneys can educate you about how spousal support might impact you and will evaluate your options in the process. Since 1975, our firm has helped clients throughout Butler County and Warren County find solutions to spousal support and other family law issues in divorce. Get the answers you need today from our caring lawyers and support staff.
Factors Considered in Spousal Support Orders
The statutes in Ohio set forth the criteria that is used by judges when awarding spousal support. These issues may include, but are not limited to:
- Income and earning capacity of each spouse
- Age and health status
- Length of the marriage
- Whether the parties have contributed to the education, training or advancement of the other party
- Child support and child custody issues
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Retirement accounts and benefits of both spouses
- Whether the recipient of support is cohabitating with another person
Judges may also consider any other factor that is deemed relevant by the court. If circumstances change after the divorce is made final, spousal support modifications may be necessary and our firm can help you make such adjustments.
If you have more questions about spousal support in Ohio and would like to discuss the circumstances of your case, contact us at the Law Offices of Myron A. Wolf to learn more information. Schedule an initial consultation with our attorneys and let us provide the honest answers you deserve. Call our Hamilton office at 513-863-0664.