I am not familiar with Ohio law, but in general courts use a formula to decide whether alimony should be awarded, and if so, how much. In general, the judge looks at the income of both parties, each person's income potential, the length of the marriage, etc.
Contact your local human services department and see if you are eligible for any assistance. Also, if you are going to file for divorce, you can also ask for interim spousal support.
You should contact a local family law attorney, or legal aid for some help. Best of luck to you.
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I am sorry that you are going through this. It sounds like you woudl qualify for some sort of spousal support. Most states have alimony or spousal support guidelines that are fairly easy to follow and in fact if you "googled" divorce attorney alimony in Manchester OH" you might find an attorney that has the guidelines on his or her website. Additionally my collegue gave you great advice, in that the state may have some help for you. I do wish you well and I hope things get better, please continue with your Dr. and take your medicatin as prescribed and with time and work you will be ok. Take good care.
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