Ohio Child Support Attorney

If you are facing a divorce in Ohio, you may also be facing determinations of child support and/or spousal support. Both are calculated according to a formula that takes into account a number of factors. However, working with an attorney throughout the process is important to ensure that your specific needs are accounted for.

Graham & Associates Law Offices, LLC, represents Ohio clients in both child support and spousal support matters. Contact an Ohio child support lawyer today to learn how we can help.

Child Support

In Ohio, child support is calculated according to a formula that considers:

  • Each parent's gross income
  • Cost of child support, education and other expenses
  • Whether spousal support is paid
  • Other factors

Child support is typically paid until the child reaches the age of 18. However, if either parent experiences a significant change in circumstances that may require more or less child support, a modification can be sought.

We can help you through the legal process of establishing child support, keeping in mind the best interests of the child or children involved at all times.

Spousal Support

Spousal support (also known as "spousal maintenance" and "alimony") is intended to protect the financial interests of the less-moneyed spouse during and after the divorce process.

Temporary spousal support may be ordered during the duration of the divorce proceedings. Permanent spousal support may be ordered in the final divorce decree. The factors considered when determining if spousal support will apply, and how much will be paid are:

  • Income of both individuals
  • Earning capacity of both individuals
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Education of both individuals
  • Non-monetary contributions during the marriage
  • Other factors

Whether you are seeking spousal support or required to pay it, we can help ensure that your rights and interests are protected through the divorce process. If you are interested in seeking a modification of spousal support after experiencing a significant change in circumstances, we can explain your legal options.

Contact a Youngstown, Canton, Cleveland or Akron Spousal Support Attorney

Call us toll free at 866-529-9010 or contact us online to arrange a no-obligation consultation about your family law matter. Weekend and evening hours are available by appointment. Payment plans are often available.