Jump to Navigation

Ins and outs of alimony in Georgia

The divorce process includes various aspects, including possible child custody arrangements or spousal support. This support, or alimony, may result from an agreement between former spouses or a court decision. Alimony is meant to assist the spouse who either did not make an income or made a noticeably smaller income than the other. Georgia couples working through a divorce may need to create an agreement regarding spousal support.

In most cases, alimony serves to help the recipient gain the ability to support himself. Many factors play a role in determining the amount and duration of spousal support, such as age, physical condition and necessary education or training and others. The length of alimony payments may be specified by the court or may not have an ordered deadline. This support typically ends if the spouse remarries.

For a number of years, alimony was awarded to the woman because she had primary care of the children, and men were the main breadwinners. However, in recent decades, this trend has shifted. Both spouses often bring in incomes, and men are being seen as the primary parent more and more. In order to figure out whether one may be eligible to receive alimony, one can seek assistance from a professional who can explain the requirements.

Spousal support may be a major concern for couples facing a divorce. Unlike child custody, alimony payments are based on a variety of factors and are difficult to enforce. Someone going through a divorce can determine if this support is something they will have to deal with and, if so, who will be making the payments. There are many resources available to those in Georgia who are working through alimony agreements.

Source: FindLaw, "Spousal Support (Alimony) Basics", Accessed on March 17, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Let Us Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Subscribe to This Blog's Feed

Office Location

Evans Office
Harrison & Medlin, P.C.
254 North Belair Road
Evans, GA 30809

Evans Law Office

Lincolnton Office
286 N. Peachtree Street
P.O. Box 1150
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Map and Directions

Facebook google plus

FindLaw Network