Experienced Guidance Through Spousal Support

Divorce will significantly impact many aspects of your life, including your finances. Like most people entering divorce, you may have serious concerns about your financial well-being after the divorce is finalized. At Gurtner Law, LLC, we understand the importance of securing a fair settlement that provides a secure financial future.

When an Ohio couple ends their marriage, one party could be eligible for spousal support. In many cases, a domestic court may order the higher-earning spouse to support the other spouse. Each case is different, and the amount and duration of payments depend on many factors. We understand the complexities of these issues. Our experienced divorce lawyer strives to help our clients understand their rights and options.

Call our Columbus office at 614-464-4100 to schedule a free initial phone consultation.

How Does Spousal Support Work In Ohio?

The intent of spousal support, often called alimony, is to provide a spouse with some continuity of lifestyle and financial security after divorce. When the court considers whether to award spousal support, it will evaluate the following factors:

  • The age of each spouse
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • Retirement benefits and division of marital assets
  • The ability of the lesser-earning spouse to increase his or her income
  • Additional education necessary for a spouse to re-enter the workforce
  • The length of the marriage
  • Whether the lesser-earning spouse left his or her career to support the career or education of the other spouse

In Ohio, the domestic relations court has full discretion to consider any factor it deems relevant to the case. A domestic relations court may decide to award temporary support for the duration of the divorce process, and a final order can award one spouse either short-term or long-term alimony.

Contact Us To Pursue An Equitable Support Order

We can help if you believe you may have a claim to spousal support or have concerns about your post-divorce financial obligations. Our firm is dedicated to securing a reasonable and positive outcome for each client.

We offer free initial case evaluations over the phone. Schedule your appointment with our Columbus attorney by calling 614-464-4100 or emailing our office.