Maintaining Your Quality Of Life
Spousal support, sometimes called alimony, may be one of the more misunderstood aspects of divorce. Spousal support is a separate issue from child support. Spousal maintenance payments are not meant to be punitive; they’re designed to prevent financial hardship after a marriage ends.
At Brian S. Piper Co., LPA, we help people maintain their financial security as they begin their lives as single people by advocating for fair spousal support orders. Turn to our family lawyer for experienced advice on seeking or fighting spousal support.
When Is Spousal Support Appropriate?
Spousal support isn’t an arbitrary matter. Along with the courts, we take a meticulous approach that uses a number of different factors to determine need. Our firm in Westerville, Ohio, will build a strong case for you whether you are seeking to secure spousal support or you are working to avoid having to pay it. Some considerations include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of the individual seeking support (claimant)
- The claimant’s ability to generate income, including their education
- The standard of living each spouse has become used to in the marriage
- The combined assets of the parties
- How the claimant contributed to the other spouse’s education or earning potential
Decades Of Family Law Experience
Brian Piper has more than 30 years of experience negotiating settlements and litigating divorces when agreements cannot be reached. Contact us via our online request form or call our law office at 614-426-8704 to arrange an in-office meeting so that we can get a clearer picture of your situation. Your first consultation with our attorney is free.