Determining Spousal Support In Ohio
Alimony or spousal support can often be contentious between divorcing parties. This divorce matter requires skilled representation from an attorney who can handle all facets of this issue.
At Kroener Hale Law Firm, our attorneys routinely assist clients who wish to establish a spousal support order. As a highly-experienced divorce attorney, firm partner Jeffrey Hale is uniquely qualified to represent clients in various spousal support matters, including modification and support enforcement actions.
When Is Alimony Awarded?
For many people, divorce triggers important financial concerns and considerations. This is often particularly true for individuals who, while married, relied solely or primarily upon a spouse and his or her income to support a household. In cases where there is a significant economic disparity between divorcing spouses, the economically-disadvantaged spouse may choose to seek spousal support during or after a divorce.
The decision to award spousal support is primarily based upon each divorcing spouse’s need and ability to pay. When making a determination if spousal support should be awarded and, if so, how much, the court will take a number of factors into consideration, including:
- Length of marriage
- Standard of living during marriage
- Education level
- Income potential
- Age and physical health
- Each spouse’s contributions (economic and otherwise) during marriage
If you are going through a divorce and are concerned about your financial needs, we will advocate on your behalf and petition for spousal support.
Modifications Of Spousal Support
In cases where an individual’s financial circumstances change, our attorneys can assist in filing petitions to modify spousal support payment amounts. If you are currently paying spousal support and suffer a job loss or an injury that renders you permanently disabled, contact us to learn more about your options.
Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide assistance in your spousal support actions. Call a spousal support lawyer at our Milford and Batavia law firm at 513-716-5940 or contact us online.