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Why Was My Spousal Support Terminated?

Posted Date:October 19, 2016 | Categories: Spousal Support

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You have several legal options for enforcing your spousal support order when checks or direct deposits stop coming. Ohio family courts do not automatically side with the recipient of spousal support payments, however. The person referred to in court documents as the obligor can legally get out his or her obligation to financially support their ex-partner for many reasons. 

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How Is Spousal Support Affected by Cohabitation?

Posted Date:August 18, 2016 | Categories: Spousal Support

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Ohio law offers several possible answers to the question of whether moving in with a new partner will affect spousal support payments. Consulting with a knowledgeable spousal support attorney is probably the only way to determine what possibilities exist in your case. To help you prepare to take part in such a consultation, the alimony lawyers with Edward F. Whipps & Associates present the following summary. 

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How Much Spousal Support Will I Have to Pay?

Posted Date:August 9, 2016 | Categories: Spousal Support

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Estimating how much you can expect to pay in spousal support is an important part of preparing financially for your divorce. Arriving at an exact dollar amount is rarely possible, however, because each divorce presents unique factors, and the laws of Ohio do not specify a formula for calculating monthly or quarterly payments to a former spouse. The state also does not mandate that what used to be called alimony be included as part of a divorce agreement. 

The best way to figure out both whether you will need to make spousal support payments and how much any payments will be comes down to working closely with an empathetic, discreet, and experienced Ohio divorce attorney. The requirements for empathy and discretion cannot be overstated because planning appropriately for paying spousal support requires disclosing your entire employment, earnings, and investment history to your legal advisor. Experience also counts a great deal because awarding and calculating spousal support involves a great deal of legal analysis and negotiation. 

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Tips for Preparing for a High Net Worth Divorce in Ohio

Posted Date:February 24, 2015 | Categories: Divorce and Dissolution, Spousal Support

High Net Worth Divorce in Ohio

Divorce is often a delicate and painful issue for all involved. If one or both parties in a divorce have a high net worth, dividing the marital estate can be even more complicated. It’s not uncommon for high net worth individuals to feel overwhelmed during the divorce process because there is so much at stake and emotions are running high.

High net worth divorce cases require more expertise than typical divorce cases because there may be an ownership interest in a business, an extensive investment portfolio, inheritances, or other complications. High net worth divorce attorneys must work closely with accountants, actuaries, business appraisers, and real estate appraisers to assess your case and provide an objective analysis.

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Protecting Your Inheritance from Divorce

Posted Date:January 13, 2015 | Categories: Divorce and Dissolution, Spousal Support

Inheritance from Divorce

Filing for divorce is never simple, especially when it comes to dividing marital assets.  Many are especially fearful of receiving any type of inheritance before or during the marriage.   Inheritance can take the form of a large cash payment, a house, or even a vehicle.  The way divorce attorneys and courts will treat these types of assets during divorce proceedings depends on how they were treated when received.  Rather than fret whether or not the funds can be included in the marital assets, review your presumed marital assets and individual assets with a divorce attorney in Columbus, Ohio. 

Marital property and individual property are treated differently in divorce, and thus must be accurately accounted for before dividing the assets.  Martial property is that which is acquired during the course of the marriage for the benefit of both spouses.  This can include vacation homes, marital homes, and any other property or asset purchased with joint funds.  Individual property includes the items owned by one spouse before the marriage, like a property purchased with individual funds before the marriage began, or any gifts given to one spouse and not the other.  Inheritance can fall into this category of individual property, as long as the inheriting spouse keeps the funds separate and doesn’t co-mingle the funds with marital funds. 

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Spousal Support: What You Need to Know Before Getting a Divorce

Posted Date:June 30, 2014 | Categories: Spousal Support

Spousal Support and Divorce

If you’re getting a divorce in Ohio, you or your spouse may be entitled to spousal support. Spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other either during or after the divorce process. Spousal support used to be known as alimony. The court awards spousal support to maintain a standard of living that both spouses were accustomed to during the marriage. Either spouse can be ordered by the court to pay spousal support to the other, as it is based on income rather than gender.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Posted Date:June 6, 2014 | Categories: Child Support, Custody And Visitation, Divorce and Dissolution, Non-Traditional Families, Other Important Family Law Issues, Psychology and Divorce, Second Opinions, Spousal Support

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Having to go through a divorce can be a very stressful and overwhelming process; however, with the right lawyer guiding you along the way, the process can be much more comfortable.  To assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you and your specific case, consider these 5 tips:

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Our New Approach to Blogging

Posted Date:May 27, 2014 | Categories: Child Support, Custody And Visitation, Divorce and Dissolution, Non-Traditional Families, Other Important Family Law Issues, Psychology and Divorce, Second Opinions, Spousal Support

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This month marks a new approach to our Blog and we will be adding new material every week.  Our first blog in June will provide tips on finding the right divorce attorney in Central Ohio.  We will also provide information on uncontested divorces, how to determine business valuations and what you need to know about Spousal Support (formerly called Alimony) when getting divorced.   Every week, we will try to provide you with important information that can give you guidance in family law situations that you may encounter.

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