How does Alimony work in Ga?
Divorce in Georgia comprises four factors: division of assets, child custody, child support, and Alimony. Of those four factors, I get the most question and misconceptions about Alimony. Hands down, it’s also the most misunderstood.
Some of the common misconceptions surrounding Alimony include that men cannot be granted it, that Alimony is a lifetime award in every case, that it cannot be modified or terminated once it’s given, and that the length of the marriage dictates how much will be awarded.
How is Alimony determined in the state of Ga?
The truth is that determining the amount and length of Alimony during the divorce process is based on several factors and has nothing to do with gender. If a need for Alimony is proven, the length of the marriage is a huge factor. However, there are many other things considered, including;
(1) The standard of living established during the marriage;
(2) The duration of the marriage;
(3) The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties;
(4) The financial resources of each party;
(5) Where applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable him to find appropriate employment;
(6) The contribution of each party to the marriage, including services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career-building of the other party;
(7) The condition of the parties, including the separate estate, earning capacity, and fixed liabilities of the parties
(8) Other relevant factors as the court deems equitable and proper.”
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Georgia family law is one of the most complex and fact-driven law areas. Only an experienced local divorce attorney can accurately anticipate and prepare you for how a local Atlanta area court may rule. Attorney Sean R. Whitworth is familiar with Georgia divorce law and the tendencies of local judges. Call 770-415-8500 to schedule your consult with Attorney Whitworth today!