Spousal Support Planning

Divorce lawyers serving Akron

Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.

Often times the most contentious issue in any termination of marriage proceeding is the issue of spousal support, formerly known as alimony. For the higher earning spouse, there is often great concern that the fruits of your hard work and labor will be depleted by going to your former spouse. For the lesser earning or unemployed spouse, there is great anxiety surrounding how you will make financial ends meet after your separation.

Under Ohio law, there is no definite in terms of what a spousal support order may be. Instead, the court has to consider a number of factors, such as the standard of living of the parties during the marriage and their relative incomes and earning abilities moving forward. After considering the important factors the court then has to make two really important determinations regarding spousal support which are, (1) how much support should be and (2) how long that support should last.

Spousal support is a complicated issue, and is a source of anxiety for both parties in a divorce or dissolution. The attorneys at Hoover Kacyon, LLC are very experienced in this issue and can offer you guidance on this important matter after learning the particulars of your circumstances.