Alimony is an important source of financial security in Ohio divorce, as it balances the inequities and ensures the recipient has the support necessary to cope with major life changes. Under Ohio’s spousal support statute, a court may enter an order on alimony after making a determination on the proper division of marital assets. However, a judge can also award spousal maintenance while the divorce is pending, which is important considering the fact that a case could take months or even years to resolve.
Whether an alimony order is entered during the case or part of the final divorce decree, it has the operation of law regarding the payor’s obligations. Refusal to pay is breaking the law, and there are consequences for defying a court order. Even more importantly, there are remedies if you are the recipient who is financially harmed by the misconduct. A top priority should be consulting with an Ohio spousal support lawyer who will assist with enforcing your rights, but a few tips on what to do about non-payment are useful.
It is helpful to review tips on what to do if your ex will not pay spousal support, but trust our team at Fout Law Office, LLC to handle the legal details. To learn more about the legal process, please contact our firm to schedule a consultation at our location in North Canton, OH.
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