Ohio Divorce and Determining Spousal Support
Sometimes referred to as alimony, spousal support is not part of every divorce in Ohio. Spousal support may be requested by either divorcing partner, and it is most often awarded after long-term marriages in which one spouse was the primary source of income.
Cincinnati divorce lawyer John Heilbrun has extensive experience in divorce cases that involve spousal support, and he can help protect your rights and fight for the financial peace of mind you need to move forward. If you’re preparing for divorce, please call The Law Office of John Heilbrun at 513-321-3940 to schedule your personal consultation.
Unlike child support, there are no formulas for determining spousal support in a divorce. Spousal support may be directed at the discretion of the court based on factors including but not limited to:
- The duration of the marriage
- The income and earning capacity of each spouse
- The standard of living during marriage
- A spouse’s status as a parent or homemaker
- The mental well-being and physical health of each spouse
- The age of each spouse
- Investments and other assets held by each spouse
Spousal support may be awarded on a temporary or indefinite basis based on the circumstances involved. For additional information about spousal support, please see our Spousal Support Questions page.
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