Alimony/spousal support in Georgia
Alimony meaning: Alimony is the legal obligation of one spouse to provide financial support to the other during a divorce. The amount and duration of alimony payments depends on the length of the marriage in addition to lifestyle and a parties financial contribution to the marriage.
In the state of Georgia there is no guarantee that you will receive alimony or be obligated to pay alimony during a divorce. There are many factors that determine whether or not alimony will be awarded some of these include adultery, abuse or abandonment during marriage. Your entitlement to alimony depends on a few factors such as your ability to pay and the payees entitlement to the alimony payment.
The distribution of alimony during a divorce case can be complex. If you’re curious whether or not you will be able to receive alimony or be required to make alimony payments, schedule a consultation with us. We will make sure you have the best possible outcome concerning alimony whether you are the payer or the payee.
How Are Alimony Payments Determined in Georgia?
Our Alpharetta divorce attorneys and legal team understand how difficult a divorce can be, both emotionally and financially. If you depended on your spouse to support you to any degree, you may be concerned about paying the bills. Alimony is based on the payer’s ability to pay and the payee’s need for support. Our priority is to gather sufficient evidence to show that you are in need of spousal support payments in order to urge the court to make a decision that benefits you.
Courts evaluate several factors such as:
Navigating the Complexities of Alimony
Because alimony is not required, it is always preferable if you and your spouse can come to an agreement outside of court. If the judge is left to determine whether alimony is warranted and the amount to which a party is entitled, you will not have as much control over the decision.