Ohio Alimony / Spousal Support

Ohio alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

According to Ohio Statute 3105.18 an award of spousal support may be allowed in real or personal property, or both, or by decreeing a sum of money, payable either in gross or by installments, from future income or otherwise, as the court considers equitable.

Spousal support or maintenance in Ohio can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Ohio

In Ohio spousal support can be modified if there is a significant change in circumstance. The courts in Ohio consider the following to constitute a change in circumstance for modification of alimony including but is not limited to, any increase or involuntary decrease in the party's wages, salary, bonuses, living expenses, or medical expenses.

Termination of Ohio Spousal Support

In Ohio, spousal support terminates upon the death of either party, unless the order containing the award expressly states otherwise.

Ohio statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Ohio statutes

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