Alpharetta Alimony Attorney
Determining Spousal Support in Georgia
Under O.C.G.A. § 19-6-4,
spousal support or alimony may be allotted in a divorce case in order to
help ease spouse's transition from married life into independence. This is particularly true in cases where the husband or wife served a
"stay at home" role while the other was the main income-earner.
While the laws concerning alimony have designed it to serve a temporary
and rehabilitative role, in some rare cases the court may award one spouse
The Law Offices of David E. Oles, our
Alpharetta divorce attorney helps clients resolve legal difficulties and fight for a fair alimony
agreement. Even if a couple has decided to end a marriage, they both deserve
a chance at a fulfilling future. Let us help you protect your family’s
The Likelihood of Alimony Awards in Your Case
Ultimately, the decision of whether alimony payments are made in your divorce
is up to judge that is handling your case. Generally, alimony is very
subjective in nature; because there is no clear and easily accessible
test or process for determining the most perfect and fair alimony payment,
it is vital that your interests and your needs are clearly presented in court.
Some of the factors that your judge may consider include:
- Your age and your spouse's age
- How long you have been married
- Your physical condition and that of your spouse
- Your emotional state and that of your spouse
- The earning capacity of both you and your spouse
- Any accusations of domestic violence
- Your income and your spouse's income
- Standard of living each spouse maintained during the marriage
The decision of alimony in your divorce settlement may depend on the reason
why your divorce was filed. In Georgia, alimony may even be prohibited
in certain situations. A number of different state laws may come into
play for a divorce and turn the process into a complicated legal mess.
Whether you’re paying alimony or receiving support payments, ensure
that your financial future is secure.
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