Attorneys Edward Hizer and Brian Hizer

Toledo Alimony Attorney

Experienced Toledo Alimony Lawyer providing Alimony, Divorce and Family Law Attorney legal needs in Toledo, Northwood, Oregon, Sylvania, Lucas County, Wood County, and the surrounding Northwest Ohio communities.

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Alimony, also commonly referred to as Spousal Support, is a type of payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. Alimony is paid by the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse.

Essentially there are five types of alimony or spousal support:

  • Temporary alimony: is typically in cases of short marriage duration where a spouse has a demonstrated need and the other an ability and it is designed to assist the lower income earning spouse pending the resolution of the divorce lawsuit.
  • Lump sum alimony: is a one time payment of a set amount. It is applicable in a marriage which is not too short but not too long in duration.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: is typically alimony designed to assist the lower income earning spouse as he or she travels through their rehabilitative plan, the plan being a formulation of strategies and goals to increase one's earning ability.
  • Permanent alimony: is in marriages of long duration, typically over 15 years and typically does not end until the payee spouse dies, remarries or is in a supportive relationship by law.
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony: is a type of alimony which is of a short duration typically to assist the lower income earning spouse into his or her post divorce earnings.

When granting alimony (spousal support), the courts consider many factors, such as:

  • The length of the marriage;
  • Documented and proven marital conduct;
  • Age of the spouses;
  • Health conditions of the spouses;
  • The spouses occupations;
  • Amount and sources of income;
  • Vocational skills & employability;
  • Estate and assets;
  • Accustomed living standards;
  • As well as other related financial needs of the spouse being granted, within reason which are covered under the legal guidelines of alimony and spousal support.

Alimony may be awarded indefinitely, until death, until the even of the one receiving alimony remarries, made as a one time lump sum payment, or be set for a fixed period of time.

When it comes to alimony (spousal support) or other marital & family law legal needs, Hizer & Schimmel has the experience and resources to effectively guide you through the legal process. Alimony (spousal support) cases can be intensely personal in nature. We always strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to aggressively pursue your alimony goals, while handling these cases with the utmost discretion.

If you require experienced legal advice and representation from a qualified Alimony, Spousal Support, and Divorce and Family Law attorney (lawyer), please call our offices to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

Call Lawyer, Brian Hizer at 419.841.3600


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