Spousal Support & The New Tax Law

No Longer a Tax Deduction

The new tax laws enacted by Congress have changed the way spousal support (alimony) is treated. Beginning January 1, 2019, it will no longer be a tax deduction for the payor. The law applies only to spousal support obligations arising from court orders and agreements made after December 31, 2018. Modifications of prior spousal support orders will only be impacted if the modification “opts-in” the tax treatment.

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Taxes And Your Family Law Case

It’s tax season again! So what do your taxes have to do with your family law case? Child Support & Tax Interceptions In Ohio, the Child Support Enforcement Agency has the authority to intercept a person’s tax refund for past due child support owed to any child (regardless of the child’s age). So, if you are the … Read moreTaxes And Your Family Law Case

Temporary Orders

Temporary Orders are issued by the Court and direct the parties regarding custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and the payment of obligations and debts during the pendency of the case. Temporary Orders control these issues until the case is either settled or a final decision is issued. It is important you provide the Court with the proper information and documentation to allow the Court to make an educated decision.  Given the importance of Temporary Orders and the various ways they are handled from county to county, you should seriously consider seeking legal advice from a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to assist you.

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Finding the Best Attorney for YOU

At Wood & Long, LLC our exclusive focus on family law gives us the necessary knowledge and experience to assist you with your family law issue. However, while finding a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is vital, there are several other important factors to consider when finding the best attorney to assist you with your family law issue. There are three major factors we recommend you consider when choosing the right attorney for you.

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Can Spousal Support (Alimony) be Modified?

As time passes and life changes occur you may find yourself wondering if your spousal support (also referred to as alimony) order can be modified. The answer to this question is often held within the court document ordering the support. However, the Order is often unclear or not easily interpreted.

When Spousal Support (Alimony) Terminates

Under Ohio law, all spousal support orders terminate upon the death of either the payor or payee, unless the court Order

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Is the Judge Going to Order Spousal Support (Alimony)?

When ending a marriage one of the first questions that crosses many people’s minds is whether or not spousal support (formerly called alimony) will be ordered. It is first important to know that there is no specific law in Ohio dictating when spousal support should be ordered. Rather, in Ohio there are several identified factors that the court must consider. These factors are used to determine whether to grant spousal support and to determine how much support to grant.  Unlike child support, there is no set calculation to determine spousal support.

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