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Spousal Support

Spousal Support Attorney in Columbus

Aggressively Advocating for Your Rights

Spousal support (often referred to as “alimony,” though this actually no longer exists in Ohio) describes when one spouse provides financial support to the other after a divorce. In many cases, spousal support is one of the most hotly-contested issues in a divorce. Spouses may disagree as to who is responsible for payments, the monetary amount to be paid, how long spousal support will continue, and many other issues. For this reason, it’s essential that you have a skilled and experienced spousal support attorney in Columbus who can help you fight for your rights. At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we assist individuals going through all types of divorces, including military and same-sex divorces. We take the time to learn each and every one of our client’s unique goals and then do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome on their behalf.

Discuss your case with our Columbus spousal support lawyer today; call us at (614) 344-6965 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

What Factors Are Considered when Determining Spousal Support?

The court will look at a wide range of factors when determining who is responsible, if anyone, for making spousal support payments. These factors are also generally used to determine the amount of support that is to be paid.

When determining how spousal support will be awarded, the court looks at the following factors:

  • The total income of both spouses
  • The age, health, and mental status of both spouses
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • The general earning ability of both parties
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Total assets and debts of the two spouses
  • The education level of each spouse
  • Any contribution made by one spouse to the other’s earning ability
  • Whether or not a spouse is able to secure employment as a result of child-rearing
  • Tax consequences for either party if spousal support is awarded
  • Time and expense required for the asking spouse to obtain training, education, etc.

The duration of spousal support can vary greatly, though temporary spousal support is the most common. If permanent spousal support is awarded, it can be changed under certain, specific circumstances, such as the remarriage of the receiving spouse or changed economic conditions.

Find the Personalized, One-On-One Guidance You Need

Every situation is different and the unique circumstances surrounding your case will have a great effect on spousal support. It’s wise to meet with an experienced spousal support attorney in Columbus who can help you examine the various options available to you and help you get an idea of what to expect. If you believe that you’ve been ordered to pay an unfair amount or that your former spouse has not been ordered to pay enough in spousal support, The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak can help. We can also assist you in spousal support enforcement actions. We offer compassionate, honest legal services at affordable rates.

Contact us at (614) 344-6965 to get started with a free case evaluation. Payment plans are available.

Hear From Past
Families We've Helped

  • Thank you again for the phenomenal service

    “Dmitriy, I want to thank you for your outstanding service. I am so appreciative that you were in court to settle my case. You were always there to explain the steps along the way and answer all questions to the fullest. Thank you again for the phenomenal service.”

    Former Client

  • He was very prompt with his responses and it was apparent that he did everything in his power to assist my beneficence.

    “Dmitriy was very helpful and knowledgeable. I felt as if my opinions were taken into consideration when proceeding with my case. He made sure to keep me in the loop in a way that I was able to understand. I highly recommend hiring him!”


  • He was able to get me the best possible settlement with my divorce/custody.

    “From the moment he took my case his advice was sound and he responded promptly to inquiries and concerns. His knowledge for the law is astounding. He's articulate, professional, and always prepared. I would highly recommend him.”


  • You're a great attorney

    “I want to tell you no matter what happens, you're a great attorney and will have a long successful career.”

    Former Client

  • The attorney you need on your side.

    “He was able to get me the very best custody arrangement given the circumstances he had to overcome. Beyond that, he truly cared. I knew I was never just another case, but he was concerned about what was best for my children and I.”


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What You're Going Through

Family law issues can be hard to navigate on your own, especially without the necessary legal insight. Retain sound advice from an attorney who has been in your shoes.

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Why Choose Our Firm? We Treat Our Clients Like Family, Not Case Numbers.

  • We Offer a No Cost Consultation, Including a Free Case Evaluation.
  • We Approach Every Case in a Methodical and Strategic Manner.
  • We Have Gone Through Your Situation and Understand What You'ref Going Through.
  • Our Team Works Together in Order to Take the Stress off of Your Shoulders.
  • To Meet Your Financial Needs, There Are a Number of Payment Plans Available.
  • Our Attorneys Are Honest and Will Explain All of Your Options to You.