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  • FAQs About Spousal Support What is "spousal support? " Ohio no longer uses the term "alimony." Instead, Ohio uses the term "spousal support" when referring to an allowance of money or property that is not intended as a division of marital property. Ohio's current law defines spousal support as "the payment or payments to be made to a spouse or former spouse that is both for sustenance and for support of the spouse or former spouse."

  • Alimony -The Need for and Fear OfNew Jersey permits by statute two types of alimony, permanent and/or rehabilitative alimony. The statutory criteria for an award of alimony consists of many factors which are set forth below:

  • Breaking up is Hard to Do: Economics of Spousal Support The introduction of "no-fault" divorce in most of North America has eliminated the traditional basis for spousal support without providing a satisfactory alternative. Women who have reduced their labor force participation to look after a home and raise children are particularly disadvantaged by divorce.

  • How is Spousal Support Calculated Unlike child support, only vague guidelines are established in California for spousal support. Unfortunately, broad latitude is administered by judge with varying attitudes. Different results appear in cases with similar factual situations. Generally speaking, spousal support is based on the reasonable needs of the wife as they relate to the husband's ability to pay. The factors most relevant are as follows:

  • Should I Keep Records of Support Payments YES. It is very important to keep a notebook with the following columns: Date Due, Amount, Date Paid, Arrearages, Check Number. No payment should either be made or taken in cash, since there will always be a disagreement later or about whether a payment was made

  • Establishing Spousal Support The duration of spousal support is closely linked to the length of the marriage. Frequently, practitioners speak of the 'rule of thumb' that spousal support will last for one-half the length of the marriage.

  • Spousal Support & Marital Property Either party may claim alimony or spousal support from the other based upon a great variety of factors that affect the equities of the case, such as the respective income, needs and resources of the parties.

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