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Columbus Alimony Lawyer

For people reliant on their spouse’s income, divorce can present a major challenge to their way of life. However, in many of these cases, husbands or wives are eligible for some form of alimony (spousal support) to help maintain the standard of living to which they have become accustomed. Alimony may be available during the divorce, after the divorce or both.

Spousal support is one of the most common points of contention in divorces. At the Columbus, Ohio, Law Offices of William L. Geary, a dedicated divorce attorney can provide you with knowledgeable legal advice and effective representation.

The attorneys at our firm have more than 30 years of experience and are supported by a team of well-respected business and financial professionals. We can address your divorce and spousal support concerns with skill and sensitivity, especially when your questions are complex.

Marriages are as unique as the parties involved. We believe the solutions we offer and the services we provide should be just as personalized. Contact our Columbus alimony lawyers to arrange a confidential consultation.

Understanding Spousal Support in Powell

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 on a permanent basis — lasting until the recipient dies, remarries or cohabitates — with varying amounts or lengths of support. Alternatively, the court reserves jurisdiction to reconsider and amend the support amount at a later time.

Our firm can address your spousal support concerns, including:

  • How support is calculated, especially when income depends on one-time bonuses or income which may fluctuate.
  • How to prevent the hiding of marital assets or manipulating reported income by refusing promotions or accepting deferred compensation.

We will take the time to address your concerns. If you are facing a high-asset divorce, we will utilize our extensive network of professional resources to protect your interests.

Spousal Support and Second Marriages

Our attorneys use divorce, alimony and family law principles to proactively address issues that may arise in second marriages. We can offer effective strategies for managing your concerns through prenuptial agreements and other tools for protecting the rights and financial position of both parties.

Contact Us to Arrange a Confidential Consultation

At the Law Offices of William L. Geary, we have a team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys that understands Ohio family law and is equipped to handle your complex marriage, divorce, alimony and property division needs. Contact our Columbus family law firm to schedule a detailed and confidential consultation about your alimony concerns.