In the state of Ohio, the courts now refer to alimony as “spousal support.” Whichever term you use, they refer to the same thing: payments made from one spouse to the other as part of a divorce.
Alimony, like other aspects of divorce, can be a complex issue even if you and your spouse want to work cooperatively to resolve it. Divorce attorney John Heilbrun has handled spousal support cases for many couples who parted ways, and he can help you determine if this type of support will be a factor in your divorce.
Some of the things you may not know about alimony include:
- Alimony is not a part of every divorce, but only divorces where spousal support makes sense.
- The amount and duration for alimony can be decided by you and your spouse, without a judge.
- Alimony is decided separately from child support and division of property, but can only be addressed after property division has been decided.
- A husband or wife can request alimony.
- Alimony is most common in divorces in which one spouse made a significantly higher income than the other spouse, or in which one spouse was the primary income earner.
Whether you are the spouse who would be receiving payments or making payments to your husband or wife, John Heilbrun can protect your best interests and make sure you are not being treated unfairly.
If you are searching for an experienced Lebanon, Blue Ash, Cincinnati or Hyde Park divorce attorney to assist you with alimony and other issues, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun to schedule a consultation.