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Man in disbelief at spousal support ruling

When a judgment from the Ohio court system is not what a plaintiff or defendant wants to hear, the case can be pursued before an appellate court. One man may have to wait up to two years after a judge in another state ruled in the man's spousal support case. He is understandably upset because the judge refuses to acknowledge his ex-wife's criminal past and is ordering him to pay retroactive spousal support.

The man fell in love with a woman and believed she loved him back. They got married two years ago. When the man's adult son ran a background check on his new stepmother, it was revealed she had been married at least three other times but only one divorce certificate could be located. That led to their divorce just two months after committing the rest of their lives to each other.

Now a judge has told the man he owes his ex-wife $96,000 plus legal fees, and if he does not pay, he will go to jail. The ex-wife has been indicted for bigamy, but the judge did not take that into consideration in her ruling. The man has sole custody of a younger son with autism, as the boy's mother died a few years ago, and he is worried about what will happen to the boy should he have to spend 18 months in jail.

It can be tough to hear such a disheartening ruling and feel there are no avenues for support. Those who feel they have been similarly unfairly treated will want to use the services of an aggressive attorney. An Ohio attorney who has a thorough knowledge of the state's spousal support laws will fight for the rights of the client at any level of the court system.

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