I moved here from florida 3 yrs ago, left my job, currently working in boardman, but work on commision, as i don't make enough to move out, just enough to pay my bills, i make $1000 a month, she makes roughly $11,000 a month?
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Spousal support is determined by the court based upon a consideration of a list of statutory factors including: Duration of the marriage, income history, employment history, financial resources, age and health, ability to work, etc. It is not solely determined by who makes more money, though that is a factor to be considered. Keep in mind that spousal support is very subjective and there are as many different ways of determining spousal support amount and duration as their are judges and magistrates making those decisions.
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Attorney WIllis hit the nail on the head with his partial list of statutory factors. Of great interest was why did you move from Florida? Were you already married? Was it for her job? Is your disparity in income due to any opportunities you had to forego to further her career? The answer to any of these questions has the potential to increase, decrease or eliminate an award of spousal support.
Hiring a local family lawyer will yield the best results,
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Attorney Willis has given you a taste of some of the fourteen statutory factors the court must consider. The statute further provides that the court has the latitude to consider any other factors that it feels are relevant. The internet is not the place to air all the facts in your case, but you do need to consult with a divorce attorney is your area.
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