Spousal Support & Alimony

Spousal Support & Alimony in Grove City, Ohio

Spousal support is the legal term in Ohio for any kind of support paid to a former spouse after a divorce or dissolution. Alimony is the same thing, but the courts now use the term spousal support in legal documents. Either party in a divorce can be awarded spousal support, which is not based on gender but financial circumstances and other factors.


The court determines the amount a person has to pay to their former spouse based on many factors. Sadly, disputes over who should receive spousal support and how much they should get can cause anger, grief, and deceit during an already acrimonious divorce.


At McCarty & Heffernan, we work tirelessly for our clients to ensure they are adequately provided for and that the best possible financial outcome is reached. This is one of the most complex negotiations in any divorce, with factors such as earning ability, education level, the standard of living, assets, debts, and tax issues coming into play. Spousal support may be permanent or for a set length of time; it may end with the remarriage of one or both parties. With so many considerations, experienced legal representation is a must.


Our attorneys will explain the process and help you evaluate your financial situation so we can help you find the support you need and protect your assets. Understanding your situation and knowledge of the law will ensure the courts protect you and your family financially now and in the future.