Calculating Alimony in Georgia

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There are many factors that influence your decision to pursue divorce, but one that holds many people back is their finances. The thought of going from two incomes to just one can be daunting, particularly if you've been married for many years. Alimony is often enforced to ensure that there is fairness even after the divorce is finalized.

Courts in Georgia can assign many different types of alimony, with calculations depending on the circumstances of each couple. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will receive alimony, so retaining our Douglasville divorce lawyer can increase your chances of a favorable outcome. We will represent your rights and offer compassionate support every step of the way.

Can I receive permanent alimony?

Many times, the court will grant temporary alimony, also known as 'pendente lite,' to be paid to one spouse while the divorce is ongoing. When the divorce is finalized, temporary or permanent alimony may be ordered and is typically paid on a monthly or biweekly schedule.

As divorce has evolved, permanent alimony is no longer as common as it once was. It is more common when one spouse has health complications or no longer has the ability to work. That being said, there are a number of factors the court considers before awarding alimony.

All of the following can impact the court's decision:

  • Each spouse's earning capacity
  • The length of the marriage
  • Marital standard of living
  • The contributions made by each spouse
  • The age and health of each spouse

The court must be convinced of two things: the financial need of one spouse and the financial ability of the other. Even if one party requires spousal support, it may not be granted if the other spouse cannot afford to make financial contributions.

Our firm understands that your needs matter. It's not easy to find a legal team who will truly put you first, but that is the underlying theme at Faucette Law Firm LLC. We can create a unique strategy that inspires confidence in the final outcome of your case.

Call us today or fill out a free case evaluation! Our Douglasville & Atlanta divorce attorney is looking forward to representing.

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