Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, is a form of financial assistance paid by one spouse to another following a divorce. It is one of the most common issues that arises during the divorce process, and can be awarded on either a short-term or long-term basis, depending on the specific circumstances of the situation. At Weis + O'Connor, we represent men and women in spousal support matters, including establishing and modifying support plans.
In order to be eligible for spousal support, you must prove in court that you were financially dependent on you partner during the time you were married. With this in mind, in some instances where both parties are able to adequately support themselves, alimony will not be an issue.
This depends on the specific case. Spousal support is not required in all divorces. It can be negotiated between spouses or a judge may determine that one spouse deserves support. In marriages with higher incomes and assets, there may be a greater likelihood of being awarded spousal support.
Whether you are considering filing for divorce or have already started the process, you may have questions and concerns regarding alimony payments. At Weis + O’Connor, our family law attorneys understand that every divorce is different and brings unique challenges. Some are resolved in a relatively amicable and agreeable manner, while others require significant legal intervention.
Whatever situation you may find yourself in, our divorce attorneys in Columbus are able to sit down with you to better understand the specifics of your case, help you understand your options regarding spousal support, and work tirelessly to protect your rights and best interests.