Under Ohio law, there are factors that the court is required to consider when determining whether spousal support is appropriate in any given case. Factors include, the duration of the marriage, the disparity in income between the parties, the assets either party has received in the, allocation of property in the divorce case. Whether a party has, stayed at home to take care of family and forgone any employment opportunities among other factors that the Court may determine that are relevant.
If you have children together and are separated from your spouse or other parent, you may be able to request child support. In order to request spousal support a divorce case must be filed. Once your spouse is court ordered to pay support and he or she fails to do so, you then have an option of filing an action requesting he or she be held in contempt of court because of their failure to comply with the court order.