Dayton Spousal Support Lawyer
Answers to Your Spousal Support Questions
Spousal support is not always granted or agreed upon by separating parties.
If you are going through
divorce and you have been told that you are not eligible for spousal support then
you need to contact an experienced Dayton divorce attorney at Gounaris
Abboud, LPA in order to determine if you are eligible for spousal support.
Going through a divorce or dissolution can be very difficult. Choosing
the right attorney makes all the difference. The experienced divorce and
spousal support attorneys and lawyers of Gounaris Abboud, LPA can help
you through these tough times. Don't just choose any Dayton, Ohio
spousal support attorney, contact us today for experienced representation!
Am I eligible for Spousal Support?
Under Ohio law, Ohio Revise Code § 3105.18, "spousal support"
means any payment or payments to be made to a spouse or former spouse,
or to a third party for the benefit of a spouse or a former spouse, that
is both for sustenance and for support of the spouse or former spouse.
"Spousal support" does not include any payment made to a spouse
or former spouse, or to a third party for the benefit of a spouse or former spouse.
In divorce and legal separation proceedings, upon the request of either
party and after the court determines the division or disbursement of property,
the court of common pleas may award reasonable spousal support to either
party. During the pendency of any divorce, or legal separation proceeding,
the court may award reasonable temporary spousal support to either party.
An award of spousal support may be allowed in real or personal property,
or both, or by decreeing a sum of money, payable either in gross or by
installments, from future income or otherwise, as the court considers
Factors to Determine the Amount of Spousal Support
- The income of the parties, from all sources, including, but not limited
to, income derived from property divided, disbursed, or distributed;
- The relative earning abilities of the parties;
- The ages and the physical, mental, and emotional conditions of the parties;
- The retirement benefits of the parties;
- The duration of the marriage;
- The extent to which it would be inappropriate for a party, because that
party will be custodian of a minor child of the marriage, to seek employment
outside the home;
- The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage;
- The relative extent of education of the parties;
- The relative assets and liabilities of the parties, including but not limited
to any court-ordered payments by the parties;
- The contribution of each party to the education, training, or earning ability
of the other party, including, but not limited to, any party's contribution
to the acquisition of a professional degree of the other party;
- The time and expense necessary for the spouse who is seeking spousal support
to acquire education, training, or job experience so that the spouse will
be qualified to obtain appropriate employment, provided the education,
training, or job experience, and employment is, in fact, sought;
- The tax consequences, for each party, of an award of spousal support;
- The lost income production capacity of either party that resulted from
that party's marital responsibilities; and
- Any other factor that the court expressly finds to be relevant and equitable
Contact Our Dayton, Ohio Spousal Support Attorneys Today
If you need a dedicated Ohio spousal support attorney, then call Gounaris
Abboud, LPA for your free consultation. Remember, time is of the essence
in all family law matters. If you are in doubt of your legal rights in
a family law related matter, then contact the legal attorneys or lawyer
of Gounaris Abboud, LPA for your free case analysis.
Do not face a family law matter without knowing your rights; At Gounaris
Abboud, LPA, protecting your rights is all we do. Our attorneys are licensed
to practice in the state of Ohio and concentrate their family law practice
in the following Ohio counties: Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Warren, Butler,
Preble, Darke, Logan, Clinton, Shelby, Champaign, Clark, Clermont and
Contact the Dayton divorce attorneys of Gounaris Abboud, LPA for your free case analysis at (937) 660-8429.