Ohio readers who have gone through the divorce process know that for some couples there is a need for one of the spouses to receive spousal support. In many cases, the spousal support is ordered as a part of a final divorce decree because one of the former spouses is unable to economically support themselves alone. This order is common, especially for those who have had long marriages.
Divorce after the age of 50 is becoming increasingly common, and it can be especially complicated to divide up retirement benefits at that stage of life. The entire process comes with various tax considerations and can be mishandled all too easily. For Ohio men and women who have spent much of their lives as homemakers, however, retirement benefits can be complicated to divide but crucial to get right. After all, they deserve to be taken care of in their retirement years the same as the spouse who worked outside of the home.