Spousal support is provided at times when one spouse needs financial help with reasonable living expenses. It is up to that spouse to prove that he or she is entitled to receive this support from the spouse with the higher income. The court takes factors into consideration under Ohio Revised Code 3105.18 which include:
- Income of both parties, which includes the property divided as a result of the divorce
- Earning abilities and education of both parties
- Ages and physical, mental and emotional condition of the parties
- Retirement benefits
- Duration of marriage
Spousal support can be temporary or permanent, and can be paid in monthly payments or in a lump-sum arrangement. The Wieczorek Law Firm can handle any spousal support issues you may encounter and negotiate for a fair settlement. Call us for a consultation.