Atlanta Separate Maintenance Lawyer
At Buckhead Family Law, our Atlanta separate maintenance lawyers are attentive and solutions-driven advocates for our clients. Our firm can help you with the full range of separate maintenance cases. We understand challenging situations and we are here to help you find the best path forward. For a completely confidential, no obligation consultation with a skilled Georgia family law attorney, please call our Atlanta separate maintenance lawyers or send us a message through our website.
Separate Maintenance: An Overview of Georgia Law
After a divorce in Georgia, the party in a more financially vulnerable position may be entitled to alimony. Also frequently called spousal support and spousal maintenance, alimony is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Georgia also recognizes that a married couple may decide to live wholly separate without actually getting a divorce. In this circumstance, an alimony-like financial obligation known as ‘separate maintenance’ may be awarded. For separate maintenance to be appropriate, the following four criteria must be met:
- A marriage exists for the purposes of Georgia law;
- The married couple currently lives in a bona fide state of separation;
- There is no pending action for divorce or ongoing divorce case; and
- There is a significant financial disparity between the parties.
When all requirements are satisfied, the financially disadvantaged spouse may seek compensation in the form of separate maintenance. These cases generally come in three different forms: A separated couple may negotiate an arrangement on their own, separated couples may petition the court jointly to determine the proper amount of maintenance, or a separate spouse may file an individual petition seeking financial support from their partner.
You Can Count On the Atlanta Separate Maintenance Attorneys at Buckhead Family Law
Separate maintenance cases are complicated. At Buckhead Family Law, our family attorneys Melissa Davis Strickland and Malone W. Allen will provide sound advice and effective representation every step of the way. When you call our Atlanta office, you will have a chance to consult with a Georgia separate maintenance lawyer who can:
- Answer your questions and explain Georgia’s separate maintenance law;
- Gather the evidence and information you need to support your case;
- Advise you and represent you in family law mediation; and
- Take action focused on getting you the best outcome for your specific situation.
You deserve personalized family law representation from an Atlanta separate maintenance attorney who is truly invested in your case. These are complicated issues. We put in the resources and attention to detail to let you know exactly where you stand and what you need to do to get results.
Call Our Atlanta, GA Separate Maintenance Lawyers for Immediate Help
At Buckhead Family Law, our Atlanta family law attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent clients in the full spectrum of separate maintenance cases. If you have questions or concerns about separate maintenance, we can help. Contact us right away for a strictly confidential legal consultation. With law office locations in Atlanta and Marietta, our firm represents clients throughout the State of Georgia.