Alimony/Spousal Support Lawyer in the Rocky River, OH Area

When a married couple divorces, it can create serious financial hardship for the lower-earning spouse. After being supported by the higher-earning spouse for years, they may lack the education and job training required to generate enough income to support themselves.
Spousal support is a court-ordered payment that helps the dependent spouse adjust to living off their own income.
Spousal support is sometimes referred to as “alimony”, which used to be the official legal term. If you have questions or need legal assistance, a spousal support lawyer at Bartos & Company, LPA is here to help. We advise and represent clients in the Rocky River, OH area.

How is Spousal Support Determined in Ohio?

If you are the lower-earning spouse, you may request temporary spousal support while your divorce is still pending if you aren’t able to support yourself during that time. When determining the amount and duration of a spousal support order, a court will factor in the income and resources available to each spouse. That may include income derived from property awarded in the divorce proceeding. The court will also consider the earning ability of each party based on education, past work experience, physical disability, etc. Considering these and many other factors, the court will determine an appropriate spousal support order.
When circumstances change in the future, either party can request a modification to the order.
A spousal support attorney at our firm can help advocate for your interests, whether you are seeking alimony or you are being asked to pay alimony. We can also assist you with modifications and enforcement actions for an existing spousal support order.
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Contact us for Your Free Initial Consultation Today

We understand that all issues regarding divorce, including spousal support, can be very complex and emotional issues. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own; get help today. Call (440) 409-0300 or fill out our online contact form to request your free initial consultation with a spousal support lawyer.

We work with clients in the areas of:


Lorain County, OH

  • Avon, OH
  • Avon Lake, OH
  • Sheffield, OH
  • Sheffield Lake, OH
  • Lorain, OH
  • Berea, OH

Lake County

  • Mentor, OH
  • Willoughby, OH
  • Kirtland, OH
  • Wickliffe, OH
  • Willowick, OH
  • Eastlake, OH
  • Painesville, OH

Cuyahoga County

    • Cleveland, OH
    • Rocky River, OH
    • Bay Village, OH
    • Fairview Park, OH
    • Lakewood, OH
    • Brook Park, OH
    • Parma, OH
    • North Royalton, OH
    • Strongsville, OH
    • Old Brooklyn, OH
    • North Olmsted, OH
    • Fairview Park, OH
    • North Olmsted, OH
    • Remaining Cities of Northeast Ohio
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