Alimony

Potential Long-Term Problems with Spousal Support

Spousal maintenance, often referred to as spousal support or alimony, is sometimes awarded to one spouse during a divorce. The funds are given to one spouse by the other spouse at the order of family court to provide financial support after a marriage has ended. Support may be temporary or permanent and is often awarded […]

Common Alimony Myths

Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is a form of compensation awarded to a spouse after a divorce. The payments can be temporary, permanent, made monthly, or disbursed in one lump sum. Prior to starting the divorce process, most adults have little knowledge of alimony and often, their opinions are based on bits of gossip […]

Tips for Preparing for a Modification Hearing

An involuntary change in financial circumstances may create a situation that makes it difficult or impossible to pay court ordered support. Falling behind in either spousal support or child support can place a former spouse or noncustodial parent in a precarious legal position. Instead of continuing to fall behind while hoping for a miracle to […]

Do Not be Afraid to Ask for Alimony

Spousal support is something that most people now associate with celebrities and those whom have earned or inherited a fortune. In the past, it was considered normal for a divorced former housewife to expect some form of financial maintenance, but as two-income households became more common, alimony laws changed. Today, adults who divorce are still […]

Should You Request Lump Sum Alimony?

Spousal maintenance payments, often referred to as alimony, are paid by one spouse to the other after their divorce is finalized. Alimony payments can be temporary, ending after the recipient finishes school, acquires a job, or when the court feels the spouse should be self-sufficient. In other situations, alimony is paid until one spouse passes […]

The Argument for Alimony Reform

Alimony, also referred to as maintenance payments, is a form of spousal support that is awarded to one spouse after the dissolution of a marriage. Over the past few years, the debate regarding alimony reform has taken place on a national level as state governments attempt to modernize existing laws without causing harm to those […]

How to Handle Falling Behind on Support Payments

Following a divorce or separation, it is not unusual for a non-custodial parent or primary income earner to find him or herself responsible for paying child support or spousal maintenance. These payments are meant to provide financially for children of the relationship or allow a former spouse the opportunity to transition from married life to […]

Making the Most Out of Temporary Alimony

Georgia residents who are going through divorce and are able to establish certain elements of their relationship may ask the court to award them alimony prior to their divorce being finalized. Depending on your circumstances, a judge could order your spouse to pay temporary alimony while your divorce is pending. The funds you receive are […]

Will I be Awarded Spousal Maintenance in My Georgia Divorce?

Divorce brings about a world of change for both spouses involved. Typically, a divorce impacts the current lifestyles that both spouses are used to living, which means that spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony or spousal support, will become a topic at hand during the divorce proceeding. If you are considering filing for divorce, or […]

Preparing a Defense for Contempt of Court

Contempt of court is something that most people associate with disrespectful conduct during a court proceeding. Though courts are able to use contempt laws to maintain proper behavior during hearings, contempt motions can also be used to enforce judgments or orders. In Georgia, it is possible to have a motion of contempt filed against you […]