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    Exclamation Alimony After An Ohio Divorce And Five Years of Marriage

    Below are the facts of the divorce. One is demanding alimony, when it really doesn't seem fair.

    -Married for 5 years
    -No shared home
    -No shared accounts
    -No shared automobiles (each car titled in each person's name)
    -No children
    -Neither have any extra financial accounts (401k, IRA, etc)

    HUSBAND
    -Highest level of education: 1 yr of college
    -Low-income ($9/hr)
    -His tax returns paid her student loans (she "forgot" to defer them)
    -Primary bread winner throughout marriage; wife worked sporadically, usually ended up quitting/getting fired after a few months
    -Is asking that thinks be split between the two of them as they are now; doesn't really care about alimony or any other "stuff", just wants out of the marriage
    -Has an excellent attorney

    WIFE
    -Degree in the Dental Health field
    -Not sure if employed currently (have heard different stories), but has degree-granting skills that would enable her to have a well-paying job quite easily
    Here's what the wife wants:
    -Wants alimony in the amount of $500/month, the $1200 back she paid towards husband's car a couple of years ago, and the collection of collectible toys back she gifted him over the years.
    -No lawyer

    -->What do you folks think? She can't afford an attorney, will have to drive 2.5 hrs each time she has to go to court (he filed in one county, the new county in which he lives, and she's living in another where they used to reside), and really just doesn't seem to be able to carry this fight on for very long. The husband, of course, has no intention of paying any of the above, and doesn't seem to think he'll have to.

    Any thoughts could be helpful. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Alimony After An Ohio Divorce And Five Years of Marriage

    Alimony most likely would not be ordered in this situation.

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    Default Re: Alimony After An Ohio Divorce And Five Years of Marriage

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    Below are the facts of the divorce. One is demanding alimony, when it really doesn't seem fair.

    -Married for 5 years
    -No shared home
    -No shared accounts
    -No shared automobiles (each car titled in each person's name)
    -No children
    -Neither have any extra financial accounts (401k, IRA, etc)

    HUSBAND
    -Highest level of education: 1 yr of college
    -Low-income ($9/hr)
    -His tax returns paid her student loans (she "forgot" to defer them)
    -Primary bread winner throughout marriage; wife worked sporadically, usually ended up quitting/getting fired after a few months
    -Is asking that thinks be split between the two of them as they are now; doesn't really care about alimony or any other "stuff", just wants out of the marriage
    -Has an excellent attorney

    WIFE
    -Degree in the Dental Health field
    -Not sure if employed currently (have heard different stories), but has degree-granting skills that would enable her to have a well-paying job quite easily
    Here's what the wife wants:
    -Wants alimony in the amount of $500/month, the $1200 back she paid towards husband's car a couple of years ago, and the collection of collectible toys back she gifted him over the years.
    -No lawyer

    -->What do you folks think? She can't afford an attorney, will have to drive 2.5 hrs each time she has to go to court (he filed in one county, the new county in which he lives, and she's living in another where they used to reside), and really just doesn't seem to be able to carry this fight on for very long. The husband, of course, has no intention of paying any of the above, and doesn't seem to think he'll have to.

    Any thoughts could be helpful. Thanks!
    The judge will award alimony based on several factors- but most significant is one spouse's financial dependence on the other during the marriage.

    Other factors are age, ability to work and health. The best person(s) to "guess" about the possibility of paying alimony would be the attorney involved in the case.

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    Default Re: Alimony After An Ohio Divorce And Five Years of Marriage

    The wife has a bachelors degree and was/is ABLE to work. She just quit/got fired an innumerable number of times during their marriage. She gets good jobs and just doesn't keep them. She could get a great job if she chooses to, but is, well, lazy. She doesn't have an attorney and really can't afford one. She could support herself a lot easier than the husband could - if she chose to. She has a history of run-ins with the law and really never seems to have her act together. As a result, there were lots of times where she didn't contribute much...but she could of. And would have no problems supporting herself now, as she has the skills and education to get a fabulous job.

    The husband has an excellent lawyer (he had to scrape up a reduced retainer fee/is paying his fees on a payment plan). The lawyer didn't seem to take her 'demands' too seriously. The husband wants to finish his education and get a better job - he only makes $9/hr now (just moving to another city, starting at the very bottom of the totem pole, slowly working his way up), and can't hardly support himself as it is.

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