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Spousal Support

Columbus Spousal Support Attorneys

How Does Ohio Determine Alimony?

Establishing Alimony Fairly

Spousal support is among the most contentious aspects of the divorce process. Our dedicated spousal support attorneys in Columbus have decades of experience and extensive knowledge of Ohio divorce law. We can provide you with reliable legal advice regarding how alimony law may affect your situation. Spousal support may be awarded on a temporary, short term, or long term basis, depending on a variety of factors.

Spousal support awards may depend on:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Income of both spouses
  • Age and health of the spouses
  • Ability of one to pay the other
  • The need for one spouse to get education or training to be self-supporting

When the court awards spousal support, an amount and duration will be set for alimony payments. This could be a temporary or short term award to give the dependent spouse time to get back on his or her feet. In other situations, spousal support will be permanent, and payments will continue until the spouse receiving alimony remarries or either spouse dies. This is most common in long marriages where one spouse was the bread winner and the other stayed home to raise children.

If you have questions about spousal support, call (614) 289-1227 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

Why You Need a Lawyer For Spousal Support

When one spouse depends on the other’s income, divorce can be extremely challenging. In these situations, spousal support may be awarded to help maintain the standard of living of both spouses. At Law Offices of William L. Geary, our spousal support lawyers in Columbus provide effective legal representation to help you resolve all issues in the divorce process, including alimony, child custody, property division, and child support.

Every situation is unique, so general information may not fit your circumstances. We have extensive knowledge of Ohio family law and handle complex dissolution. Our consultations are completely confidential, so you can get advice that is specific to your situation. We will evaluate your situation, discuss your concerns, and answer your questions.

Get started by contacting us at (614) 289-1227 to arrange a consultation.

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