Understanding Alimony in Georgia During the Divorce Process 

Divorce can bring a number of challenges to individuals in the state of Georgia. In Georgia, as in many other states, alimony is a critical aspect of the divorce process that can significantly impact the financial well-being of both parties involved. Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is the financial support one spouse […]

Termination of Spousal Support in Georgia

Spousal support is only granted in the case of some Georgia divorces. Family law courts most often grant these orders if former spouses have different financial means and could end up having a vastly different quality of life following a divorce. 

By granting support, courts can take steps to make sure that each former spouse transitions […]

Understanding Your Options After Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Parent

Statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau reveal that approximately 18% of parents in 2016 were classified as “stay-at-home” parents. While this represents a large percentage of married individuals, the amount of stay-at-home parents has actually decreased.

When a marriage ends, it is common to feel uncertain about how to proceed or what options […]

Recognizing the Effect that Dating can Have on Alimony and Custody

In the state of Georgia, if a person engages in any type of sexual activity with someone who is not his or her spouse before filing for divorce, that individual in the eyes of law will be viewed as having committed adultery. If a person decides to date someone after filing for divorce or separation, […]

Tips for Negotiating Alimony Settlements

Alimony is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to divorce. It is understandable that couples who are navigating the divorce process are hesitant to give one another money, but it is important to understand some of the important details about this process to understand how to anticipate the various issues that might […]

How Long are Alimony Payments Required?

One of the most hotly debated issues involved in the divorce process is how long a person will be required to pay alimony. The answer is that there are specific laws in Georgia regarding how much alimony a former spouse will be required to pay. It is critical to understand the role of alimony, which […]

What You Should Know About Spousal Support if You are Divorcing in Georgia

The Divorce Code of 1980 was established to help the court determine whether a divorcing spouse is entitled to spousal support or not. Most divorcing couples are not fully aware of the laws pertaining to spousal support, and there are many misconceptions surrounding the topic. If you and your spouse are divorcing, you should consult […]

Will I Have to Pay Alimony?

Alimony has always been a difficult topic for those who are going through a divorce. The idea of financially supporting a person with whom they are no longer in a relationship does not sit well with most adults. Now that tax laws concerning alimony being a deductible expense may change, more people than ever are […]

Biggest Divorce Mistakes Made by Stay-at-Home Parents

In the United States, the cost of child care has continued to rise with over 30% of families spending 20% of their income on child care alone. When combined with the cost of housing, the average American family with children can expect to spend 57% of their annual income on child care and housing. With […]

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 […]