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What Does The IRS Consider To Be Spousal Support?

Daniel F. GIgiano, Attorney at Law, Wadsworth, OhioWhat does the IRS consider to be spousal support?  A divorce decree labels payments as spousal support, maintenance, or alimony.  Does that mean that the payments are considered to be alimony by the IRS?  Not necessarily.  Why does this matter?  It matters because qualifying spousal alimony payments are deductible by the payer and included in the recipient’s income.
In Ohio, alimony is called spousal support.  For purposes of this article, we will use the Ohio term.  In order for a payment to qualify as spousal support by the IRS, all of the following requirements must be met: (more…)

Military Issues In Divorce And Child Custody

Military issues in divorce and child custody arise when one or both parents are currently or former members of the military.
The military distributes income in many ways.  While calculating income first appears be simple, not every situation is simple.  We all know that W-2 income earned through an employer is income for support purposes.  We also know that profits earned in a person’s business is income.  This covers direct military pay (base pay) and military contracts.  However, there are many other sources of income from the military.  Other sources of military income include: veterans administration disability payments, GI payments, housing allowance, and pay for training or other types of required drills. (more…)

Summit County Divorce Attorney

Parents and spouses who reside in Summit County may need the services of a Summit County divorce attorney.  Divorces, dissolutions, and paternity cases are heard in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. A divorce in the Summit Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, and usually a request for temporary orders.  The Court typically sets a temporary orders hearing several weeks out from the filing of the motion for temporary orders, at which the attorneys argue the parties’ respective positions before the court.  The court issues a decision soon after the hearing.  The court later conducts pre-trials, including a discovery status conference and a pre-trial conference.  The case is later set for trial. (more…)