Preserving Your Financial Welfare In Spousal Support Cases

In Ohio, spousal support, referred to as alimony in some states, can be ordered for either spouse. The goal of spousal support is to reduce the financial impact of divorce in cases where the financial resources or needs are uneven among the spouses. However, reaching a fair outcome can be difficult.

At The Suriano Law Firm LLC, our experienced family law attorney understands that money is an important aspect of your day-to-day life and sense of security. Throughout divorce and beyond, we can compassionately advocate for your needs.

When Does Spousal Support Apply In Ohio?

The court bases spousal support on a set of 14 different factors, including income and the length of the marriage. A skilled lawyer at The Suriano Law Firm LLC can explain those factors to you.

Either party can request temporary support while the divorce is in progress. The court may issue a permanent support order as part of the final divorce decree.

Whether you seek to minimize or maximize a potential spousal support award, we can represent your best interests. As in the property division process, our team stays attentive to every opportunity available to protect your financial well-being after divorce.

Spousal Support Orders Might Not Remain Fair

As life changes, finances change, too. Therefore, an existing spousal support order might no longer be fair to both parties. If that is the situation, so long as the Court has retained jurisdiction over your spousal support award, you may seek a modification. 

When the order is no longer suitable, either party can seek a spousal support modification. Factors such as job loss, remarriage or the need for extensive medical care could warrant a modification. We can evaluate your circumstances and help you request a modification when necessary.

In addition, we can help you hold the other party accountable for failing to obey an existing order. Until the court modifies an order, both parties must follow its terms exactly. If the other party refuses to pay the specified amount on time, you can work with our attorney to regain fairness through the court.

Providing Clear Answers To Your Questions

There are many common misunderstandings and concerns about spousal support. Our lawyer at The Suriano Law Firm LLC is ready to discuss your situation in detail and help you resolve any issues.

We require a $100 flat-fee for initial consultations. Call 614-532-9534 or email our office in Columbus to schedule your appointment today.

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