Legal Assistance with Alimony and Spousal Support
Alimony or spousal support is the legal obligation that a person may have to give financial support to his or her ex-spouse after a divorce. Traditionally, alimony has been paid by men to their former wives. However, this has changed since the 1970s, and now men also may qualify for alimony payments.
It is important to understand exactly what alimony is. While there are different types of alimony, it is important to know about permanent and temporary alimony. The classic form of financial support from one former spouse to the other is permanent alimony, and this is usually paid following the divorce. These payments continue indefinitely. Temporary alimony payments are typically made from one spouse to the former spouse while the divorce case is pending and the parties are still legally married.
In Georgia, the alimony arrangement may definitely influence how other property is divided, which is one reason it can be a very important aspect of divorce. An individual may not qualify for alimony if he or she has committed adultery or deserted the other spouse. When both parties are not able to agree on an arrangement, there are many factors that are taken into consideration such as the duration of the marriage, the financial resources of each party, the medical condition and age of each party, and the value of each party’s separate property.
The courts will decide what type of alimony is applicable to your situation. They will also decide what the monthly payment amount needs to be. There are a number of factors that are considered to determine the alimony situation if it applies at all. Having an attorney who can fight for your interests is essential. Luckily, the divorce and Family Law attorneys at North Metro Litigators have the skills, knowledge, and expertise that is needed to get you the best alimony situation for your needs.
It can often be complicated to understand alimony and spousal support. Having an attorney who can help you through the process and protect your interests is essential. To speak with our qualified attorneys, contact us today.