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Divorce & Alimony or Spousal Support

Divorce & Alimony or Spousal Support

Ohio Divorce and Spousal Support Lawyer

For those people who are reliant upon their spouse’s income, divorce can present a major challenge to their way of life. However, in many cases these husbands or wives are more than likely eligible for some form of alimony to help them maintain the standard of living to which they have become accustomed either during the divorce (through temporary orders) or after the divorce (or both).

Spousal support is often one of the most common points of contention in divorce. At the Columbus, Ohio, Law Offices of William L. Geary, you will find a dedicated divorce attorney who can provide you with knowledgeable legal advice and effective representation. Our founding attorney, William L. Geary, has many years of family law experience and is backed by the resources of a team of well-respected business and financial professionals.

Our firm has built a reputation for the skill and sensitivity with which we can address your divorce and spousal support concerns, especially when your questions are complex. Marriages are as individual as the parties involved. We believe that the solutions we offer and the services we provide should be just as personalized. Contact us to arrange a confidential consultation.

What is Spousal Support?

Spousal support may be temporary, short-term or long-term depending on a number of statutory factors which the Court must consider. Spousal support may be granted, for a few years, to aid someone in “getting back on their feet” or getting the education it takes to be self supporting. Spousal support may also be granted, in the proper case, on a permanent basis — lasting until the recipient dies or is remarried or cohabitants. Sometimes the amount or length of spousal support obligations is permanent and sometimes the court reserves jurisdiction to reconsider and amend the support amount.

Clients often inquire about the calculation of support when income depends on one-time bonuses or income which may vary with time and/or other factors. The payment of spousal support (or child support) will have an impact upon taxation, and tax planning should be integrated into the process of the divorce settlement.  There are also concerns that arise when one spouse accuses another of hiding marital assets or manipulating reported income by refusing promotions or accepting deferred compensation. We will take the time to address these client concerns and utilize our extensive network of professional resources when dealing with a high asset divorce.

Spousal Support and Second Marriages

One additional area in which our practice can be extremely effective is the application of divorce, alimony and family law principles in proactively addressing issues that may arise in second marriages. The right lawyer should be able to offer effective strategies for managing these concerns through prenuptial agreements and other tools for protecting the rights and financial position of both parties.

Contact Us to Arrange a Confidential Consultation

Complex marriage, divorce, alimony and property division issues are best handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who understands Ohio family law and has the resources to implement a comprehensive legal plan. Contact the Law Offices of William L. Geary to schedule a detailed and confidential consultation about your alimony concerns.