Akron Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal Support Attorney

The goal of the firm of Kenneth M. Crislip, Attorney at Law is to guide people through the divorce process as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, while protecting the client's rights at all times. This includes a resolution of related matters such as property division and spousal support.

Kenneth Crislip has a comprehensive understanding of all of the legal and financial aspects of spousal support. In your case, he can explain these issues, answer your questions and recommend the right solution for you.

Contact the firm to schedule a consultation.

Should You Choose Spousal Support?

Unlike child support, there are no hard and fast guidelines when it comes to the issue of spousal support. In most cases, the spouses are free to negotiate a settlement which either includes or does not include the payment of spousal support (commonly called alimony). The major exceptions to this general rule occur in cases involving long-term marriages, when a spouse is disabled or if the court views a proposed settlement as grossly lop-sided and unfair. Sometimes the court will order the payment of temporary spousal support pending the final divorce settlement.

Kenneth Crislip will examine the legal and financial issues in your case and discuss your personal preferences with you. Often, it is preferable to reach a settlement which provides for a certain division of marital property, rather than the payment of support.

Spousal support is tax-deductible for the payer and treated as taxable income for the receiver. Kenneth Crislip can discuss the financial and tax implications for your situation and recommend the solution which best meets your needs.

Reaching the Best Overall Settlement

Mr. Crislip will examine all aspects of your situation to determine the overall settlement package which is best for you.

If you choose to reach a settlement which includes spousal support, you can later seek a modification in the support level, when there is a significant change in circumstances.

Contact a Lawyer

For a consultation with Kenneth M. Crislip, Attorney at Law, in Akron, Ohio, call 888-618-1592 toll free or contact the firm online.