Tag Archives: Spousal Support

How Is Spousal Support Affected by Cohabitation?

Posted Date:August 18, 2016

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.  Continue reading

How Much Spousal Support Will I Have to Pay?

Posted Date:August 9, 2016

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.  Continue reading

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

Posted Date:June 30, 2014

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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