Toledo Alimony Attorney

Toledo Alimony Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden provides Professional Alimony and other Divorce and Family Law Attorney Legal Services for those in Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Maumee, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio Area.

Contact Toledo Alimony Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden regarding your Alimony, Divorce, or other Family Law Attorney needs by calling 419.509.7537.

About Alimony: Family law is the areas of law that encompasses family related disputes involving children, marital property and assets, establishing or disproving paternity, alimony, modifications of standing court orders, adoptions, parental relocations, and the amount of alimony that is to be paid is based on many factors. At the root of alimony is if alimony is actually a necessity and if the ex-spouse who may be ordered by the court to pay alimony has the financial resources to pay alimony without placing the "payor" in financial hardship.

Contrary to the belief of many, alimony is not a luxury. The lawful intention of alimony is to provide alimony (or financial maintenance) based on the need of financial support following a divorce for the purpose of helping the ex-spouse live day to day based on the established standard of living during the marriage. A point to make note of is that if a married couple enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, this does not mean the "payor" will have the financial standing to support the same lifestyle for both parties at the same time following a divorce. In addition to existing financial obligations that were accrued during the course of the marriage, such as car payments, house payments, and the children's education, the ex-spouse may also have to pay child support, rent or purchase a new car or housing for him or herself. This all costs money too.

Having said that, in general, if it is determined that alimony is warranted as an actual need, when determining the amount and type of alimony to be paid the court will often consider:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage.
  • The duration of the marriage.
  • The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.
  • The financial resources of each party, including the nonmarital and the marital assets and liabilities distributed to each.
  • The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties and, when applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment.
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party.
  • The responsibilities each party will have with regard to any minor children they have in common.
  • The tax treatment and consequences to both parties of any alimony award, including the designation of all or a portion of the payment as a nontaxable, nondeductible payment.
  • All sources of income available to either party, including income available to either party through investments of any asset held by that party.
  • Any other factor necessary to do equity and justice between the parties.

Alimony Representation: The the specific legal representation needs in alimony and divorce cases will differ depending on which side of the table you are sitting at. If you are seeking alimony while a marriage is in the divorce process, or seeking a modification of alimony after a divorce, your legal needs, strategies, and arguments will drastically be different that a spouse or ex-spouse fighting against the request of alimony or modification of alimony.

Depending on if you are seeking or disputing alimony issues in a divorce and family law case, your argument must be presented to the court in a logical manner that best represents what is fair and reasonable.

One thing that is extremely important in alimony cases, regardless of which side of the table you are sitting at... it is highly advised that you do not exaggerate the facts or try to deceive the court in any way. False allegations, hiding assets, draining accounts, signing over property and assets without the other spouses full knowledge prior to a divorce... these are all things that the judge presiding over divorce proceedings will not look kindly upon, which may dramatically affect your ability to successfully accomplish your alimony and other divorce and family law legal needs and goals.

If you require professional legal services regarding alimony, divorce or other family law legal issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo alimony attorney - lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC by calling 419.509.7537.

Law Offices of
Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC

4303 Talmadge Rd.,
Suite 201,
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Phone: 419.509.7537
Fax: 419.473.1929

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