When two spouses divorce one another in Georgia, the court may order one spouse to pay alimony/spousal support to the other. Additionally, after a divorce, an existing alimony/spousal support order may be modified or terminated in certain circumstances.
Alimony/spousal support can be a contentious issue in a divorce. To ensure it is addressed properly, it’s helpful to have proper legal assistance. Atlanta alimony/spousal support attorney Traci A. Weiss of Weiss Family Law is prepared to offer said assistance, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an expert on your side.
In Georgia, there are three main types of alimony or spousal support that may be awarded in a divorce case:
In Georgia, lump sum alimony and periodic alimony are two different types of spousal support that may be awarded in a divorce case. The main difference between them is how the payments are made.
When determining whether to award alimony/spousal support and the amount and duration of such support, a Georgia court will consider a variety of factors as established under Georgia law. These factors include:
Alimony is not an automatic right and is not awarded in every divorce case. Instead, the court will consider the specific circumstances of each case to determine whether alimony is appropriate and, if so, the amount and duration of such support, taking into consideration the needs of the party to receive such support, and the ability of the other party to be able to pay it.
A skilled Atlanta alimony/spousal support attorney can help you navigate the process of getting a divorce when alimony/spousal support is an issue that must be addressed. A lawyer can also help if you wish to modify or terminate an existing alimony/spousal support order, or if your ex-spouse is petitioning for a modification/termination that you don’t believe should be granted.
With decades of experience assisting clients like yourself, Traci A. Weiss of Weiss Family Law in Atlanta has the expertise necessary to provide the guidance and representation you deserve. For more information about what our firm can do for you, contact us online or call us at 770-727-0533.
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