If you need strong representation during your divorce to ensure you receive financial security, choose Rubin Family Law. Our seasoned team can help you understand Georgia laws regarding spousal support and will fight for you to gain the resources necessary to move on successfully from the marriage.
Why Seek Alimony?
Along with the emotional challenges people experience through a divorce, certain parties can also face financial difficulties, especially if they are separating without resources to support themselves financially. To prevent people from staying in unhappy marriages strictly for the money, Georgia laws allow one party to seek alimony from the other.
What to Expect When Pursuing Alimony
Although alimony is not an issue covered in every divorce case, those pursuing it can approach spousal support in two main ways.
The first option is for both parties to decide on alimony payments during the settlement phase. This will not involve a judge’s input, but it will require each spouse to agree to specific terms regarding amounts and payments.
The second possibility is for a judge to review the evidence presented and enforce spousal support through a court order.
The judge will evaluate several factors from the marriage, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living set within the marriage, the amount of money both parties made during the marriage, how much they make at the time of divorce, the physical health of both parties, and more. After analysis, the judge may agree to enact a ruling in favor of alimony payments, but the court could also deny it.
Georgia courts are usually inclined to grant spousal support if one party leaves the marriage at a noticeable monetary disadvantage. Depending on the circumstances of the divorcing parties, the court can order a short-term alimony arrangement or call for a long-term arrangement.
Protect Yourself Financially with Support from Rubin Family Law
Your divorce is a serious matter, and we understand that leaving your marriage can lead to financial uncertainty. Our team have experience on both sides of spousal support, and we are ready to help you leave a dissolving marriage with confidence.
A word from our client
“Kevin and his team worked very hard to resolve my alimony issues. I would highly recommend them for assistance with your family law issues. So appreciated the expert advice and kindness that was provided to me while working with this firm.” – Vicki