Ohio Divorce FAQs – Alimony

This is about alimony after divorce in Ohio, including when courts order alimony, how the amount of alimony is set in Ohio, and how and when Ohio courts stop alimony once it’s awarded.

This information is from Thomas J. McGuire, theDivorceInfo Network Lawyer for Ohio. Click here to visit his web site.

When does alimony get paid?

Spousal support may be ordered at the beginning of a divorce, or upon the journalization of the final decree of divorce. Spousal support may be paid monthly or weekly, and may be withheld from the payor’s wages. The Child Support Enforcement Agency may collect the spousal support, or it may be paid directly to the payee.

How does the court decide how much?

Spousal support may be ordered at the beginning of a divorce, or upon the journalization of the final decree of divorce. Spousal support may be paid monthly or weekly, and may be withheld from the payor’s wages. The Child Support Enforcement Agency may collect the spousal support, or it may be paid directly to the payee.

What does it take to change alimony?

Some spousal support orders are non-modifiable. Others are modifiable based upon changes in income of the parties.

When does alimony stop?

Spousal support would terminate upon the death or remarriage of the payee. Also, in some instances there are provisions where co-habitation is cause to stop support. Finally, spousal support is terminated because it was for a set number of months.

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