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.