Divorce Frequently Asked Questions
Child support is based on the income of both you and your spouse. It also takes into consideration other factors. For example, whether you or your spouse is paying child support for another child and whether you or your spouse is paying spousal support. All factors become part of the child support worksheet guidelines and an amount is calculated.
Legally infidelity plays nothing in the process as far as the financial aspects are concerned. It is simply a ground for divorce.
However, infidelity can be an issue in the case of custody litigation.
Spousal support is determined on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, if the court is going to award spousal support, it takes into consideration the fixed expenses of the parties and thereafter tries to equalize the income between the payor of spousal support and the recipient of spousal support.
As a general rule, the court will order one year of spousal support for every three years of marriage.
Ohio law lists 11 factors that the court will consider in deciding what is in a child’s best interest.
Contact us and we will explain each of them to you.