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Cincinnati Spousal Support Attorney

Protecting Your Financial Well-Being During Your Divorce

When a couple is going through a divorce, one of the primary concerns is money. Having a dedicated lawyer to protect your best interests could affect the rest of your life. When you hire DeBra Law, LLC, we can help you obtain a fair settlement. Regardless of whether you are seeking financial support or being required to pay, our skilled divorce attorney can help you understand your legal options and work towards a solution that meets your needs.

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Understanding Spousal Support in Ohio

Spousal support paymentSpousal support, also called alimony, refers to payments that are made by one spouse to the other during and sometimes after a divorce. The purpose of spousal support is to help the lower-income earning spouse maintain a similar standard of living that he or she enjoyed during the marriage.

The court is ultimately responsible for determining if spousal support is necessary, how much will be awarded, and the duration of the payment.

All support decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and depend on several factors, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The income and earning capacity of both spouses
  • The age of both parties
  • The physical and mental health of each spouse
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The assets and liabilities of both parties
  • The education level of both spouses
  • The retirement benefits of each spouse

Types of Support & Their Duration

Ohio divides alimony into two separate categories: temporary and permanent. Temporary alimony is a short-term payment awarded to one spouse while a divorce is pending. It comes to an end when the divorce is finalized.

Permanent spousal support begins when the divorce is complete. Although the name may suggest a long-term payment, this type of support order can be either long-term or short-term. While the duration of this type of alimony is determined based on the couple’s circumstances, courts often order one year of spousal support per every three years of marriage.

Talk with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer Today

DeBra Law, LLC is an established and respected family law firm. With over a decade of experience, our Cincinnati spousal support attorney has the knowledge and skills to advocate on your behalf. When you work with us, we make it a priority to keep you well-informed about the status of your case.

To discuss your matter with a trustworthy lawyer, give us a call at (513) 331-7077 today.

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