Denise M. Cook Co., LPA is a law firm focusing on the complex legal issues facing families today. Located in Northeast Ohio covering Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit, Lake, Portage, and Medina counties.
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What is Cohabitation?
An award of spousal support will typically terminate on a specified date in the future, or upon the death of either party, the remarriage of the spouse receiving spousal support, or the cohabitation of the party receiving spousal support. While … Continue reading
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When does Child Support Terminate?
Ohio Revised Code §3119.88 sets forth the circumstances under which a child support obligation should terminate. These circumstances are as follows: The child reaches the age of 18 and has graduated from or no longer attends high school on a full-time … Continue reading
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How is Child Support Determined?
Child support is determined on a case-by-case basis using a calculation provided in the Ohio Revised Code §3119.022 and §3119.023. In my experience as a domestic relations attorney in the Cleveland/Akron area, the information needed to complete most child support … Continue reading
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How is spousal support determined?
Unlike child support, there is no specific calculation for spousal support. Ohio Revised Code §3105.18 sets forth fourteen (14) factors to be considered by the Court in determining whether spousal support is appropriate and reasonable and in determining the amount … Continue reading
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What is Spousal Support?
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §3105.18, spousal support (or what was formerly called alimony) is a payment made directly to either a spouse or to a third party for the benefit of a spouse (ie. direct payment of a mortgage). … Continue reading