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Spousal Support

alimony, divorce

Unlike child support, which is uniform across the state, the court has much more discretion over an award of spousal support, which is the modern term for what was commonly known as alimony. The principle behind spousal support is to compensate one spouse for lost wages or lost wage-earning ability. In Ohio, counties will often vary greatly in the amount of spousal support awarded. Most counties have established spousal support “guidelines” specific to that particular court; if either party wishes to deviate from those guidelines, they must provide the court with a justification for the deviation. Even though the equation used to...

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Asset Determination & Evaluation in Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce Advice from Dayton OH Family Law Experts Kirkland Sommers & Gearhardt

Asset determination and evaluation play and integral role in divorce proceedings for those considered to be of high net worth.  You can be considered a high net worth individual if you are a celebrity, a billionaire, or just a successful local business owner . However, we should admit that there is a certain fascination in the world when it comes to high net worth divorces. Tabloid journalists, morning news shows and of course magazine publications are just a few who stand to benefit from the misfortune of a high profile and complex divorce. The amount of wealth within a relationship, as...

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