Understanding Spousal Support Rules and Obligations
Are you going through divorce? Are you wondering how you will continue to live your life once the financial structure of your marriage is gone? Or are you wondering how much and how long you will pay or receive spousal support once you are divorced?
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we have more than 200 years of combined legal experience representing individuals just like you throughout the divorce process. Our Ohio alimony lawyers have knowledge of the laws and processes surrounding support payments, and are ready to share this knowledge and associated experience with you.
The Three Main Forms of Alimony in Ohio
Often, individuals come to our office with very little understanding of the different forms of spousal support payments that a court may award. To help you better prepare for your initial consultation with one of our Ohio family law attorneys, read the information provided here and come to our office with any further questions you may have.
- Temporary alimony: This is often awarded by the court to one spouse during the divorce process to allow the recipient spouse to maintain a certain standard of living until the divorce is finalized.
- Short-term support: This type of support is awarded to give one party the opportunity to get back on his or her feet through job retraining or obtaining a college degree.
- Long-term/permanent support: This support may last until the recipient remarries or passes away.
It is possible to create your own alimony arrangement through the collaborative law process. Instead of leaving this important financial decision up to a judge, let us use this alternative dispute resolution form to help you.