Spousal Support: What To Expect
Spousal support plays a role in many divorces. Whether you wish to receive financial support or you face the prospect of paying support, you will need the advocacy of a skilled attorney. With more than 40 years of experience in family law matters, Harry Lewis Co., LPA, can represent you.
At Harry Lewis Co., LPA, one of the questions that we receive most frequently is how the courts determine spousal support. The fast-and-easy answer is that there is no fast-and-easy answer. Several factors contribute to the issuance of spousal support as well as the amount.
How Do Ohio Courts Determine Spousal Support?
Family courts in Ohio examine several factors in each individual case. These factors include:
- The income of each spouse
- The earning potential of each spouse
- The education or vocational training of each spouse
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
- The duration of the marriage
- The property, assets and debts of each spouse
Every divorce or dissolution of marriage is different. The best way to get an accurate assessment of your future spousal support arrangement is to speak with a divorce lawyer.
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