Child & Spousal Support

How Child and Spousal Support Are Determined in Ohio

Financial issues can lead to a great deal of stress after divorce. Attorney Darlene Wilcox and our office staff will do everything we can to protect your financial interests during and after the termination of your marriage.

We will be happy to answer your questions about child support and spousal support in Ohio. Our law office is located in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River.

Ohio Child Support Guidelines

In Ohio, child support is determined by a calculation that considers the income of both parties and the number of children supported. Ohio child support guidelines assume a standard child custody arrangement where one parent has primary residential custody and the other parent has visitation. If you and your spouse have a shared parenting time arrangement, the amount of child support may be adjusted.

Child Support Modifications

Child support can be modified after divorce if there is significant change in your or your ex’s financial status or your child’s needs. Lawyer Darlene Wilcox at our office will guide you through the legal process of increasing or decreasing child support. She can also help you enforce an existing child support order if you are not receiving court-ordered child support.

Spousal Support in Ohio

There are no clear-cut guidelines as to whether spousal support is paid in Ohio or how long it should continue. Spousal support is based on need and when it is reasonable. Spousal support is most likely to be awarded in a long-term marriage when there is a large disparity of income between the two parties.

There is very little permanent alimony in Ohio. Spousal support is determined based on a number of factors including the length of the marriage and the income-earning abilities of the parties.

We would be happy to set up an appointment to answer your questions. Contact us or call 440-356-3008 today.