Spousal Support Guidelines
Unlike child support, spousal support (formerly called alimony) is not governed by guidelines in the Ohio Revised Code. Rather, spousal support is left within the discretion of the particular judge assigned to your case. Spousal support is generally determined by factoring the parties’ length of marriage, income, contributions to the marriage and other factors. These factors and the method for determination of spousal support vary from county to county and judge to judge. Our attorneys are experienced with Northeastern and Northwestern Ohio counties and their judges and can assist you in accurately determining a likely spousal support award based on your particular case.
We understand that our clients may have personal and family needs from time to time and we have attorneys that devote the majority of their practice to family law. The breakup of a family involves complex legal and emotional issues that require the experience and expertise of an attorney who is familiar with these concerns. We have attorneys who can provide advice, counsel and representation in a wide range of family law matters, in domestic relations court or juvenile court. Our family law attorneys are familiar with the practices of the courts in Ohio’s Northeastern and Northwestern counties, but have also practiced in other counties around the state. Our family law attorneys work with our business, financial, tax, estate planning and bankruptcy attorneys to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to their family law needs. If you have a family law matter, please contact one of our family law attorneys as soon as possible to find out how they can help.