Spousal support is an allowance for nourishment or sustenance in which one spouse may be compelled to pay the other when they are living apart or have been divorced.
Spousal Support, or what was formerly called “alimony,” refers to an allowance of money or property which is not intended as a division of marital property. A division of property must be made prior to and without regard to any award of spousal support.
Spousal Support is a property set aside for the specific and definite purpose of supporting and maintaining the former spouse.
The obligation to support a spouse is based on the marriage contract, which requires a married person to support his or her spouse.
The Domestic Relations Court may grant two types of spousal support:
A party is not entitled to temporary spousal support as a matter of right. Spousal Support will not be awarded unless requested by either party to a divorce, dissolution, or legal separation.
The judge or magistrate making the determination of spousal support considers many factors in determining whether to grant spousal support, how much spousal support will be granted, and how long spousal support will last. It is important to hire an attorney who will help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Whether you are a spouse who wishes to receive temporary and/or permanent spousal support or you are a spouse who does not believe they should be obligated to pay the other spouse any spousal support, our divorce lawyer can represent you in this matter.
Our firm handles all issues relating to Domestic Relations and Spousal Support. Contact us at 330-296-8000 (Ravenna Office) and 330-686-2890 (Stow Office) to book your case review.
I loved working with Heather. I was going through a divorce after a thirty-year marriage and I was scared and confused. I initially was working with a different lawyer at a different firm, she was scattered and never got back to me when I had questions. Someone referred me to Heather Dyer and from the first conversation, I felt safe and heard. She was there for me every step of the way, answering my questions in a logical, caring way. I love the way she gets things done and doesn’t mess around dragging things out. When I had to have meetings with my ex-husband and his lawyer she impressed me with her strength and knowledge. She was there for me. I would recommend Heather to everyone I care about.
And in the future, if I ever need advice, she is the one I will turn to.
– Caroline Kilbane
Information supplied in online forms is transmitted securely to Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Ensuring that communications remain secure between users and the Web server is a critical issue. SSL is the protocol developed to transmit private information via the Internet. It works by using a public key to encrypt data that is transferred over the SSL connection. The key used for the encryption is contained in the site’s security certificate. This protects your login credentials, addresses, and other secure data. Please see
Information provided to us is protected by the attorney-client privilege, which extends to all of our office staff.
Any legal advice given is dependent upon the accuracy of the information you provide in this form.
Please make sure that the information you provide is complete and accurate.
The ohiocrimelawyer.com website is designed for general information only. Any information on this site is not to be construed as formal legal advice from a criminal defense lawyer, a DUI lawyer, a family law lawyer or estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate lawyer, nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek personal advice regarding their individual legal issues.
The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent), and Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton). Cases in all other courts in North East Ohio, such as Cuyahoga County courts, are handled under specific terms and conditions.