Ohio Alimony Reform (O.A.R.)


"America leads the world in three things"

one of which is:

"the largest number of incarcerated citizens per capita". 

(Little doubt that a large portion is drug-related, mental illness, and support arrearages.  Imposed spousal support (alimony) of another able adult, regardless who left a marriage or cheated, is treated the same as child support arrearage.)  Absolutely ludicrous!!

"We stood up for what's right . . . We fought for moral reasons; created and struck down laws for moral reasons."

"The first step to solving any problem

is realizing there is one."

Let's get back to that!!!

Alimony/Spousal Support Laws in Ohio are Unclear and Unpredictable as to  Amounts and Durations,  Awarded at the Full Discretion of Domestic Judges, and Often Financially Imprison and Indenture Faithful Providers Until Bankrupt, Physically Jailed, or Dead.

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​I was once happily married too.

​​Alimony (labeled "spousal support" in Ohio) Statutes are Obsolete, Incomplete, and Vague.  Divorcees are Subject to Unpredictable "Judicial Discretion" as to How Laws May be Interpreted.

With some Inroads in Other States,

​Timing is Correct to Build onto the Foundation of Their Success.

When you LEGALLY marry someone, you also marry Ohio.
But when in love, who studies divorce laws? . . . Or believes their marriage could ever fail?

​​Anyone considering LEGAL "marriage": please learn from the horrible

experiences of others.

<<< You do NOT want to marry Ohio or any other alimony state in the U.S.  Do NOT legally marry!  Have a ceremony, eat your celebration cake, have a white wedding, go on a honeymoon, pledge your love to each other . . .  but sign no legal papers.  Do NOT use a public official to cause a legal marriage to occur.  Do NOT file joint tax returns and keep separate bank accounts.

Proposed revisions and rationale are in the"Probs and Fixes"Tab. 

U.S. Divorce Rates in America are Roughly 50%

Millions of People are Impacted Every Year by Divorce Laws.

The Imbalances and Obsolete Rules are Lately in the National Spotlight.

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These are some very compelling videos highlighting the need for legal change.

The laws and calculation methods of all forms of support are horribly unjust.

These injustices are what alimony (called spousal support in Ohio) legally enables and therefore promotes!!

Current laws neither discourage nor mitigate marital breaches such as abandonment, infidelity, abuse, and greed.

There ARE a few cases where a period of reasonable and FINITE support is legitimate and appropriate, such as:

reimbursement for contributions to a provider's education, rehabilitative job training, and 

provider indiscretions; such as infidelity, abandonment, physical domestic violence, and health issues.

​​​​Email your testimonials to OhioAlimonyReform@gmail.com

Easy for HIM to say!!!  I'm the one with no pants!

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 Especially after long-term marriages, divorced providers often end up with enormous open-ended "lifetime" alimony sentences with no finality, making it difficult or impossible to financially start over or hope to retire.

This creates hopelessness  and desperation that can be spiritually fatal.  causing many providers to give up, flee, lose homes, become hermits,

or commit suicide during a time that SHOULD be serene, having already worked much of adulthood to support a family and spouse.

Current spousal support laws create powerful disincentives for either party to re-marry.

​​"Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act

became law on September 26, 2011"

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We Need Your Life Impact Testimonials, to Help Reveal the Unintended Consequences of Today's Laws to Legislators and Representatives.  Published Videos and Media Releases Will Show What Routinely

Happens  to Good People.

Encourage the survival of legal marriage by helping discourage the profitability of divorce.

OhioAlimonyReform.org   is an Organization of Active Ohio Voters  Aimed at

Updating Ohio "Spousal Support" Statutes to:

1) Restore the Viability and Logic of Legal Marriage.

2) Promote Family Peace and Well Being for All Parties Following Divorce.

3) Establish Consistent, Predictable, Appropriate Spousal Support Amounts and Duration.

4) Enable Marital Parties to Remain Whole after Divorce;  Able to Rebuild, Have Hope, and Eventually Retire.

5) Include and Weight the Factors that are Fair, Complete, and Unambiguous as Guidance in Establishing Spousal Support.

Please share your specific spousal support situation; how it has impacted your family, home, children, employment, relationships, emotional and financial health, and your ability to lead a normal life.  We must expose these horror stories,

and the impacts of

"broad judicial discretion"

(leaving it up to the Judge) to highlight the need for change.

Though 97% of alimony payers happen to be male, alimony injustice is not (purportedly) a gender issue.

Please disregard gender implications or presumptions in these vids.

Betrayal, divorce, custody battles, losing homes and assets, and health issues are already devastating enough.

Adding insult to injury via state-imposed long-term alimony then delivers a spiritual death blow.  Divorcing in Ohio is

(for providers) far worse than losing a home and all personal assets to a fire without insurance coverage, while simultaneously losing most or all time with their children, while paying "child support" the kids often never receive.  Alimony forces providers to

continue supporting an ex-spouse, frequently with no end date . . . and regardless of infidelity, thereby rewarding paramours too!

Ohio Alimony

Reconstruction is Long Overdue

Maybe the Evil Monkey >>>

is or was a divorce attorney, now forced to pay alimony to the two cheaters . . . Perhaps that's why he's "evil" (angry) and living in a closet?

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Although it's entirely proper to legally grant divorce without assigning fault, it is NOT fair or reasonable to impose spousal support without

considering who breached contract.

In Ohio, breaching a marital contract does not impact spousal support. This enables

unfaithful spouses to receive windfalls after

abandoning marriage for unsavory reasons

such as lust, greed, and spite.  Jilted providers then bear even more pain and injustice; sentenced for long terms to the financial obligations of marriage and decimation of their living standard, with no marital benefits.

There's little downside for recipients - except the "risk" of losing their privatized Welfare if they remarry or "cohabit".  So go figure!

Many recipients simply continue illegitimate relationships; keeping accounts separated while fully funded by their ex spouse.

Some don't officially remarry, to avoid ending the unjust fleecing of their ex spouse.​

Other than "case law"references, there's no guidance or established rules for weighting

the nebulous factors judges (ostensibly) consider when setting support amounts.

That ambiguity enables vastly inconsistent and unpredictable alimony outcomes; with payors forced by the state to support capable adults who voluntarily leave marriages without cause.  Forcing a person to involuntarily spend many years of their life working for another, for no remuneration, and with no crime committed is both wrong AND unconstitutional.

 Voluntary marital termination, especially if  a receiving spouse is "at fault" via infidelity or a proven pattern of criminal abuse, should rightfully be be considered when determining if a spouse deserves post divorce support.

(If all this is true, laws

should encourage >>> MARITAL FIDELITY and apply ONLY during the marriage, not after.

  Laws and courts should not force a loyal provider to pay any

person who materially breaches a LEGAL

marriage contract

without legal cause.)

Absolutely ridiculous!