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Dayton Spousal Support Attorney

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Going through a divorce is tough, especially from a financial standpoint. When you are dealing with the emotional implications of a split, you have enough to worry about without throwing money into the mix. However, for many couples, it is important to consider how their income will change after the divorce. Spouses who shared unequal incomes or earning capacities may request spousal support payments. Although spousal support is not present in every divorce, it is common. If your spouse was the main breadwinner in your home, obtaining support payments may be necessary for your livelihood. However, if your spouse is asking that you pay spousal support, sometimes those payments can be unfair.

If you need help requesting or paying spousal support, our firm can help. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our compassionate family law attorneys understand the issues that come with divorce. We know how difficult this time can be, which is why we want to help make the process as simple and quick as possible. Our skilled divorce lawyers will protect your interests and help you fight to secure the spousal support agreement you require.

Call our Dayton spousal support lawyers at (937) 685-7006 to request a free consultation.

About Spousal Support in Ohio

Spousal support is an arranged set of payments made from one spouse to another after a divorce. Usually, these payments occur once a month at a set amount and continue until either person’s circumstances change. The intent of spousal support is to supply the lesser earning spouse with the income he or she requires to sustain the same standard of living enjoyed during the marriage. Some couples may be able to negotiate the amount and duration of the payments on their own, but many rely on the court to make the final order.

How Ohio Courts Determine Spousal Support

Ohio courts will consider several factors before deciding on court-ordered spousal support payments. First, the court will assume that both spouses contributed equally to the marriage, either by taking care of the home, the children, or by working.

The court will also consider:

  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • Each spouse’s income
  • The individual assets and debts of each spouse
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The ages of either spouse
  • Each spouse’s physical and mental health
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • Which spouse acted as primary caregiver to their children during the marriage

The court may also consider other ways in which each spouse contributed to the marriage, especially if those contributions affecting either spouse’s earning capacity. For example, if one spouse supported the other while he or she earned a degree, or if one spouse stayed home to raise children and forfeited an education of his or her own.

If you are going through a divorce, our Dayton spousal support lawyers can help you with your spousal support wishes. We can assess your current situation and help create a case that benefits you and your family.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC to get started on your case today by calling our Dayton spousal support attorneys at (937) 685-7006.

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    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

    - Satisfied Client
    "You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support."
    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
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    "Best Lawyer ever."
    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
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    Patrick Mulligan is one of the few attorney's in Dayton that takes no bullshit I would recommend him to anybody
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    "Help in the Middle of the Night"
    Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.
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