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Who gets alimony in Georgia and why?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, either party to a marriage is entitled to alimony. The primary considerations are the needs of one party and the ability of the other party to pay. After that entry level into alimony award, there are several discretionary circumstances that the court can consider made on a case-by-case basis.

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When does alimony stop in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Alimony stops in Georgia under a few different circumstances. The first could be the expiration of the term that alimony is provided for from either the court or by settlement agreement. It can also expire upon the death of either party, the remarriage of the recipient party, or the receiving party’s cohabitation in what’s… Read More »

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What is transitional alimony?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Transitional alimony is designed to help one spouse transition following the divorce as they work to increase their earnings capacity and to be able to meet their financial needs and circumstances on their own following the dissolution of their marriage.

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What is rehabilitative alimony?

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Rehabilitative alimony in Georgia is alimony that’s provided for a period of time following a divorce to help the spouse in financial need rehabilitate their career or their earnings capacity so that they’re able to meet their financial needs on their own following the divorce.

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What is alimony?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, alimony is payment from one spouse, from their separate estate, to the other party following a divorce or separation in order to help meet that party’s needs following the divorce or separation. Because there’s a lot of facts and circumstances that can go into determination of alimony, it’s important to reach out… Read More »

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How does alimony work in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, alimony payments are made from one party, from their separate estate to the other party based on the needs of one party and the ability to pay if the other party, along with other circumstances. Those can be paid in monthly periodic payments following a divorce, or as one lump sum following… Read More »

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How can an experienced alimony lawyer help with my case?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, an award of alimony is discretionary, and there are several factors that a court can consider, starting with the need of one party and ability to pay of the other party, but also including the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of each party, conduct of the parties, physical health, mental… Read More »

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Can men seek alimony in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Yes. In Georgia, men can seek alimony. Alimony is available to either spouse, based on the need of one party and the ability of the other party to pay, combined with others discretionary circumstances, such as the length of the marriage, earning capacity, physical health.                    … Read More »

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Can I renegotiate the length of time I receive alimony in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

In Georgia, the length of time that one receives alimony is dictated either by the settlement agreement or the court order. The length of time cannot be renegotiated. However, the amount of alimony received can be renegotiated under certain circumstances, if that right hasn’t otherwise been waived.

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Can alimony be modified or terminated in Georgia?

By Buckhead Family Law |

Alimony can be modified or terminated in Georgia under certain circumstances. In some instances, the decree or the settlement agreement will provide that alimony expires upon a certain term. It can also expire upon the death of either party, or the remarriage of the recipient, or the cohabitation of the recipient in a meretricious… Read More »

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