Alimony, now called spousal support in Ohio, is sometimes awarded to one spouse during a divorce in order to help cover living expenses such as food, medical care, clothing, and mortgages when there is a significant disparity in the wealth and earning capacity of each spouse at the time of the divorce. In some instances, alimony/spousal support may also be awarded in order to help both parties maintain the standard of living they enjoyed prior to the divorce.
There are several factors which will be considered by the court when determining alimony/spousal support, including:
- Number of years the couple was married
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Education level, income, and earning capacity of each spouse
- Age and health of each spouse
- Work limitations experienced by one spouse based on child custody or parenting agreements
- Ability of the receiving spouse to reenter the workforce or obtain additional education that will improve earning capacity
Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, the court may award alimony/spousal support for a fixed period of time, or it may be awarded indefinitely.
John Heilbrun has been handling divorce cases for individuals in the Cincinnati area for more than 30 years. He knows all of the complex issues involved in determining alimony/spousal support, and he will fight to protect your interests every step of the way. Whether you are trying to safeguard yourself against an unfair alimony/spousal support ruling or you are seeking a fair alimony/spousal support award from your spouse, Mr. Heilbrun will fight aggressively for your rights.
Please contact the Law Offices of John Heilbrun today to schedule your divorce consultation. Mr. Heilbrun serves clients in Cincinnati, Ohio.