Spousal Support

Spousal Support

In Ohio, spousal support serves to calibrate the financial interests of both spouses by safeguarding both spouses from incurring a substantial, detrimental, financial loss caused by the end of the marriage.When calculating the appropriate amount of spousal support, Ohio law designates numerous factors such as the spouses’ incomes, living expenses, standard of living, age, employment history, education, earning abilities (including lost income due to marital duties), physical, mental, and emotional health issues, job and career rehabilitation needs, and the duration of the marriage. 

O’Brien Law Company collects the relevant information to consider whether the law and evidence favor an award of spousal support. O’Brien Law then supplies clients with advice concerning the potential amount, duration, causes for potential modification or termination, and modifiability for clients supported by the particular facts and circumstances in their case. When reaching a number for the sake of spousal support, negotiation, compromise, specialized software, and sometimes experts contribute to yielding a just result.

O’Brien Law integrates evidence used in the determination of support into big picture negotiations, and if needed, litigation strategy to achieve desired outcomes in other aspects of the case. Critical to note, O’Brien Law extends its protection of clients and their assets beyond the conclusion of the case. Depending on the client and the case, O’Brien Law engages other professionals, financial planners, vocational experts, accountants, and consultants to ensure clients are in the best financial position to enjoy their present stage in life and meet their future goals with peace of mind.

Ohio Spousal Support

Adhering to Ohio requirements, O’Brien Law evaluates, measures, and gauges income in cases when a parent is self-employed, unemployed, or underemployed, may be concealing income, or receives in-kind benefits through his or her employment, including non-traditional corporate compensation benefits. In those cases, vocational experts and forensic accountants aid in calculating and/or tracing income to identify the appropriate support. These experts have the capacity to review employment histories, financial records, business ledgers, books, and other documents to impute income to parties and/or determine an evasive party’s income.