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Spousal Support / Alimony in Ohio

Understanding Spousal Support / Alimony in Ohio

Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, can be an important aspect of any divorce, dissolution or legal separation. Unlike child support, there is not a specific formula used to calculate spousal support alimony. Like so many other issues associated with divorce, spousal support alimony can become extremely complex and contentious. Either spouse can be ordered to pay support to the other—it’s based on income and resources, not gender. Also, modifying spousal support alimony may change if there has been a material or substantial change in the circumstances of either party.  At Mesaros Law Office we are well-versed in the relevant issues surrounding the end of marriage and have been advocating for clients in spousal support alimony cases for decades



How is Spousal Support / Alimony Calculated?

The computation of spousal support can involve a number of factors and can vary given the circumstances of your situation. Factors to be considered include:


  • The length of the marriage
  • Earning capacity of both parties
  • The health of both parties
  • The standard of living enjoyed during marriage
  • Assets accumulated during marriage
  • Whether a spouse is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed
  • The tax consequences of spousal support


While this is just a partial list, it serves as a general guideline to use when thinking about spousal support alimony. It is also important to note spousal support alimony may be subject to modification as incomes and circumstances fluctuate. Substantial changes in one's life, such as remarriage or job loss, can give rise to the ability to seek modification to the order.


Can permanent spousal support be modified or terminated?

Yes. spousal support can be modified or terminated. The spouses can also agree to make the order modifiable. Spousal support modifications are unique to each case but  with our long experience in these matters we can


  • Changed economic conditions
  • Remarriage of the recipient
  • Death
  • Entering into a relationship in another state that would constitute a valid marriage in Ohio
  • Cohabitation in certain situation
  • Retirement, and
  • Other circumstances in the court’s discretion.


How Can a Skilled Attorney Help?

With a long and distinguished career in family law, attorney David Mesaros knows how to advise clients on spousal support issues. While we encourage collaboration as the best way to determine fair spousal support, we will fight aggressively for your rights when agreement cannot be reached.


If you are seeking a spousal support in the Dayton area or have been served papers, Mesaros Law office is here for you. The attorneys at our law firm are compassionate and understanding while simultaneously unrelenting and effective. We seek the best resolution for our clients and always try to arrive at that resolution as amicably as possible. Contact a Dayton divorce lawyer at our law firm today to discuss your spousal support case..



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