Being ordered to pay a former spouse each month can be stressful for some in Ohio. However, it is common for a court to make a spousal support decision when a marriage ends in divorce. The time and amount of the payments varies depending on many factors.
In one recent case that may be of interest to our readers in Ohio, a woman in a divorce was ordered to pay her former husband $1,300 per month in spousal support. This is because she earned a higher income than her ex-husband. When the marriage ended, she began to make the payments, eventually paying him $22,000.
Now he is in court seeking to have her pay the remaining $33,000 that he says that she owes him. The wife agrees that's he stopped paying. This is because the man entered jail after accepting a plea deal to the charges that he continually raped the woman's young daughter. The rapes occurred over a period of 7 years.
The spousal support payments are technically due once they have been issued. To make a change, most cases require a new court order. This is what will be at issue in this recent, shocking case. However, when a person in Ohio finds that they are n a similar situation, they may wish to review the applicable laws to determine just how to proceed to ensure that they no longer pay someone who has committed crimes against them or their family. This effort could benefit all concerned in a criminal case and a divorce.
Source: USA Today, "Ex-husband who raped stepdaughter wants more alimony," Michael Winter, May 7, 2013